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.”