MMA Fighting received this morning.welterweight veteran and former Middleweight Champion Jake Shields will no longer be listed under the Zuffa-owned banner as of today, according to an insight that
Shields’ ex-manager Lex McMahon confirmed his release via the following statement:
Jake Shields has been released by the UFC. Jake appreciates the opportunities provided by the UFC and thanks Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta. Jake is an elite athlete who is one of the best welterweight fighters in the world with a long history of winning at a championship level.
Jake and our team are already exploring options. I’m confident that Jake will have a new promotion to call home very soon. Jake thanks his fans for their support and looks forward to competing for them again soon.