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Old 02-10-2009, 11:58 AM
TheConcretekid
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Default Jake Shields did not sign with Strikeforce... others did

UPDATE:
Bigfoot Silva and Ninja Rua
FiveOuncesOfPain

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FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that two fighters that will remain under contract to ProElite are EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva and former EliteXC middleweight champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua.

Shields:
MMAWeekly

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Though Coker says most of Elite's "top 12" fighters have given assurances they will fight for Strikeforce, it's former welterweight champion, Jake Shields, is not yet committed to the San Jose-based promotion.

"We're still in negotiations," Shields' manager and father, Jack Shields, told MMAInsider late Sunday night.

"Just like with Randy's deal, when he was in the situation with the UFC, to do a declaratory (ruling), it's going to be another six months for these fighters, and then we'll be forced to take them down that path, and the fighter's not going to fight for six months, and the court will rule one way or another.

Cyborg:
Sherdog

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Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos agreed to a world-exclusive, four-fight deal over the weekend with the promotion, which landed a multi-year agreement last week to broadcast up to 16 events a year on Showtime, along with an additional four shows on CBS.

Frank Shamrock:
Fightlinker

I know he was already signed to Strikeforce but here is his actual contract that I assume looks similar to the contracts others are going to be signing.





Still waiting to hear from Gina and Robbie and the other... like 4... big names EliteXC had. They are all expected to sign, but news hasn't broke yet.

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Old 02-10-2009, 03:13 PM
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Jake should stay there, he does not have what it takes to compete in the ufc.

He wouldn't stand a shot at the title IMO
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:09 PM
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I guess it's kind of like when UFC purchased Pride:

Anderson Silva was 3-2 in Pride and is now the number one 185er in the world, to some the P4P number one fighter in the world.

And there was Cro-Cop who only lost 4 times (to Nog, Fedor, Randleman, and Mark Hunt) in his over 20 fights for PFC, he was reguarded as one of the greatest fighters/strikers/heavyweights on the planet, and then he went 0-2 in the UFC and was cut.

So if the UFC picks up Shields, or any other fighters, will they be a Silva or a Cro-Cop?
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TheConcretekid
I guess it's kind of like when UFC purchased Pride:

Anderson Silva was 3-2 in Pride and is now the number one 185er in the world, to some the P4P number one fighter in the world.

And there was Cro-Cop who only lost 4 times (to Nog, Fedor, Randleman, and Mark Hunt) in his over 20 fights for PFC, he was reguarded as one of the greatest fighters/strikers/heavyweights on the planet, and then he went 0-2 in the UFC and was cut.

So if the UFC picks up Shields, or any other fighters, will they be a Silva or a Cro-Cop?
I think he would be in the middle of the talent at WW. I don't think he would be the worst but I don't see him getting a belt shot.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:28 PM