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Quick Shot: Jake Shields Gets Offer To Fight Unnamed Opponent Outside Of EliteXC

Jake Shields appears eager to test himself against bigger and better competition. Apart from calling out Georges St. Pierre on a regular basis, the popular Gracie fighter and EliteXC welterweight champion now appears to be fielding offers from outside EliteXC.

“Right now I have a really good offer on the table to fight a top 185-pounder,” Shields told MMAWeekly. “I’m just waiting, hoping Elite (XC) will give me that opportunity to go out there and represent Elite and test myself. Alessio, he’s a good opponent, (but) it’s a fight that doesn’t really excite me though unfortunately. I’m not too motivated about it, but he’s one dangerous guy that you’ve got to watch out for. He’s a really difficult guy to fight, hard to take down, good stand-up, but if that’s the fight I end up taking, I’ll get myself motivated and pumped up to go do it, but right now I’m really excited about the other fight. I think it’s good for my career and I hope (Elite XC) will realize it too, that it’s not bad for their show, that it helps push me further.”