Jake Shields: no opponent, no contract, officially a free agent, UFC bound?

Strikeforce middleweight champion, Jake Shields has announced he is now officially a free agent in the world of mixed martial arts, looks like it’s the UFC’s next move, stay tuned…

Shields, speaking via FiveKnuckles.com, said:

“I’m a free agent basically. My agent has told me I’m a free agent now. There was one fight left on my contract, but the way it was written up [Strikeforce] was supposed to notify me of who my next opponent was by April 10, and that’s past so I’m a free agent. There’s a little bit of time left for talks and stuff, so I’m not 100% a free agent yet, I have another month or so before that passes.”

“It’s tough for them to do that. It’s tough, and that will be one of the factors [in negotiations], but I don’t want to jump to any conclusions yet. We need to sit down and see what Strikeforce has to offer and what they want to do. Obviously GSP and (Anderson) Silva are guys that I want to fight, but I’m not going to jump to any conclusions at this point.”

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