Jake Shields didn’t have too wait around for long as a free agent after being released by the UFC earlier this month as he’s now been snapped to a multi-fight deal by World Series Of Fighting.
Shields was cut by the UFC after just a single loss to Hector Lombard at UFC 171 which brought an end to a four fight unbeaten run, but even in victory his performances had been underwhelming and his grappling style was often criticized for being “boring.”
That resulted in the UFC being eager to offload him at the earliest opportunity, but World Series Of Fighting are eager to bring more recognized fighters onto their growing roster and so they quickly moved to bring him on-board.
WSOF has become something of a refuge for UFC outcasts, with others like Jon Fitch, Yushin Okami and Hector Lombard already having found their way to the promotion, which currently airs on NBC Sports, in recent times.
World Series Of Fighting are hoping to hand Shields his promotional debut in July, though so far no opponent has been selected for him.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to find someone suitable though with the aforementioned Fitch and Lombard being joined by other notable fighters such as Josh Burkman, Steve Carl, Gerald Harris and Aaron Simpson in their 170lb ranks.