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Jake Ellenberger Wants Jake Shields Next

Written on May 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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As soon as Jake Ellenberger gets his hand injury healed, he would like to take the challenge of fighting Jake Shields next.

During last week’s UFC 129, Jake Ellenberger doesn’t look like he only had two weeks to prepare for his fight against Sean Pierson. He actually came out strong, and was able to dispatch his opponent off the first round with a counter-left punch. However, Jake Ellenberger acquired a hand injury that caused him to go under surgery last Tuesday.

That said, the six or so weeks off due to hand injury will push Jake Ellenberger to take a bit of vacation. But when he fights again, he has one particular opponent that would like to take — that’s if UFC matchmaker, Joe Silva, will allow it.

Jake Ellenberger has been looking forward to fight Jake Shields next.

“I definitely still think Shields is on that level; he’s a top guy. Fighting a guy like GSP, that’s a tough feat in it’s own, but Shields is still a top ten guy in the division. I’m ready, I really feel I’m ready. I’m just ready to face those top ten guys.”

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Match-ups to Make After UFC 129

Written on May 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Fighting Insider has listed a couple of match-ups that MMA fans would want to see after UFC 129.

George St-Pierre – though he retained his welterweight championship belt – left the people insatiable, as he was unable to finish Jake Shields at last Saturday’s UFC 129. More over, this victory left the champion few worthwhile options at the 170lbs division.

So what match-ups should UFC make after UFC 129? Posted after the skip are what MMA fans would want to see.

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GSP, OK After UFC 129 Eye Injury

Written on May 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Good news Rush fans! The UFC welterweight champion, George St-Pierre, did not sustain any permanent damage to his vision this past Saturday at UFC 129. He just need to recover.

After a long and plodding five-round fight, the welterweight champion – George St-Pierre – acquired an eye injury at UFC 129. He was poked in the left eye by one of Jake Shields’ open-hand strikes. He suffered internal bleeding, which severely affected the his ability to fight. After the GSP vs Shields bout, the former immediately informed Joe Rogan about the injury.

His trainer, Greg Jackson, estimated that it will take the champion a month for full recuperation.

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Machida Wins; Couture Loses Tooth Before Leaving UFC

Written on May 02, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Randy Couture, being a real fighter that he is, was still able to joke about his lose tooth after suffering a front kick from Lyoto Machida.

The UFC’s legendary and former light heavyweight champion, Randy Couture, lost a tremendous fight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 129. Randy Couture suffered a heavy front-kick strike by Lyoto Machida in the second round, leading to a knockout.

Randy Couture who was motionless for minutes after he was knock out, showed no frustration and stood up waving to the crowd and still manage to joke about a conversation between him and Joe Rogan: “I think the last time we had this conversation, I had all my teeth.”

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UFC 129: GSP vs Shields Results

Written on May 02, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The results for UFC 129: GSP vs Shields are in! Check out who among your favorite fighters went home smiling, and who left the Octagon empty-handed.

For the sixth straight time, UFC welterweight champion – George St-Pierre – successfully defended his belt against Jake Shields. However, the champion was unable to secure a finish, as his challenger lasted for 25 minutes.

The GSP vs Shields highlights last Saturday’s UFC 129 event that took action in Toronto’s Rogers Centre. The event graced UFC’s first stadium show, while the sold-out ticket sales was the largest in the history of North American MMA.

Check out the full UFC 129: GSP vs Shields results after the skip.

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Fear and Irritation on GSP vs Shields Bout

Written on April 30, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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George St. Pierre is nervous for his upcoming match against Jake Shields in spite of being favored by fans and bettors in the forthcoming UFC 129.

The intriguing challenger, Jake Shields, insisted that he already knew that having a fight between him and George St-Pierre is possible before he enter the UFC. He who has broad experience in mixed martial arts has won several great fights, including the EliteXC welterweight championship, that made him to expressed his intention to fight George St-Pierre in UFC someday.

George St-Pierre who also knows that he might face Jake Shields on a title bout was aware of his opponent. He said that he watch Jake Shields’ several fights and admit that he is an elite fighter.

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Five Reasons to Watch UFC 129: GSP vs Shields

Written on April 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Wondering what's the big deal with UFC 129? Fighting Insider will tell you what.

This Saturday, April 30, UFC will hold its much-awaited UFC 129 event, featuring George St-Pierre’s welterweight championship title defense against Jake Shields. In addition to this, Jose Aldo will make his long-awaited promotional debut, as he defends his freshly minted UFC featherweight championship belt against Mark Hominick.

Are there any more reasons why people should watch the GSP vs Shields title match? Honestly, Fighting Insider will give you five.

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UFC 129: Events Open to the Fans

Written on April 26, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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En route for this week's UFC 129 bout, the promotion prepared hefty fan events that you surely don't want to miss.

UFC 129: GSP vs Shields is set for Saturday, April 30, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. But before that, there are numerous fan events that you can attend during the fight week. And along with that comes a two-day UFC Fan Expo.

Check out the full list of UFC 129 events open to the fans after the cut.

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Jake Shields Draws on Team Support for UFC 129

Written on April 24, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Jake Shields may be an underdog for his upcoming UFC 129 fight against George St-Pierre, but he just don't care as long as he have his team through thick and thin.

As soon as Jake Shields steps in the Octagon at Toronto’s Rogers Centre for UFC 129, he knows that he’ll be pegged as the underdog. But he just don’t care. As he explained during last Thursday’s media conference call:

“This fight is something that I’ve been asking for, for about four years. I want to test myself against best, and I think [St. Pierre] certainly is the best. The home country, of course, it helps [St. Pierre] a little bit, but it’s really not that big of a deal. I’ve fought lots of people in their hometowns and home countries. It’s going to be me and Georges in there, fighting. The crowd can do whatever they want, but it doesn’t bother me that much.”

The fighter who acquired multiple world titles is yet to capture his UFC gold, as Jake Shields faces the pound-for-pound fighter in George St-Pierre. It is a daunting task for Jake Shields to defeat GSP on his opponent’s own turf, but he believes that he will be able to cross the line with the help of his team.

Can Jake Shields really do it? Share your insight by leaving a comment.


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UFC 129: GSP vs Shields Betting Odds

Written on April 21, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 129: GSP vs Shields is on its way, and Fighting Insider has the betting odds in. Get ready to place some crisp bucks on BetUS.com!

As usual, George St-Pierre is the people’s favorite, as he acquires a favorable -450 betting odd compare to Jake Shields +350. Also coming out with a sizable lead is Jose Aldo at -500 versus Mark Hominick’s +350.

You can visit BetUS.com if you want your favorite fighter’s line to move in good faith. Check out the latest UFC 129 odds and betting lines after the skip.

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