Strikeforce Won’t Get Into A Bidding War For Jake Shields
With Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields current contract coming to an end, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker isn’t planning on getting into a bidding war with the UFC for Shields services.
“To me, there’s going to be a value that we feel is fair, and that’s going to be it. I don’t think it’s good business to go into [the bidding] business.”
Coker already has a plan in place for the middleweight title if the current champ decides to jump ship for the competition.
“If it works out (with Shields), great. If not, Strikeforce has a bunch of great middleweights, and we’ll go into the tournament business. We’re still fleshing out the details, but we’re leaning toward that.”
Shields is the latest prize sought after by UFC president Dana White who has made it no secret that he is out to secure the fighter for his promotion.
The two men were seen sitting together at April’s Aldo vs. Faber event with White mouthing to the camera “He’s mine.”
Expect some big announcements concerning Shields in the near future, it’s pretty much written on the wall, the only question is against who and when?
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