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Jake Shields: Still Fighting at UFN 25 After Father’s Death

Written on September 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Despite the recent demise of his father, Jake Shields will still continue his bout against Jake Ellenberger at UFN 25: Battle at the Bayou.

After the recent death of his father, UFC welterweight fighter – Jake Shields – will still go through his match against Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 25. His decision to continue was confirmed by UFC officials with MMA Fighting.

It was GracieFighter.com that broke the news on Tuesday about Jack Shields’ passing at the age of 67. And while the cause of death has not yet been disclosed, Sherdog.com reported that Jake Shields’ father-slash-manager died in his sleep on Monday at his Sacramento, California home. Jack Shields served as his son’s manager since 2002.

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