Jake Shields recently announced in an interview with videographer Rick Lee that he would be returning to the Welterweight division in the UFC.  As of right now, he plans on staying at 170 for the duration of his career.  Having bounced back and forth between welterweight and middleweight, Jake finds the 185-lbers to be physically larger and stronger in the cage as many are cutting down from 210.  Shields’ last fight at UFC 150 with Ed Herman was overturned to a No Contest after he failed his post fight drug test.  Under Colorado law, the Athletic Commission was unable to disclose the exact terms of the failed urinalysis, and the Shields’ camp elected not to reveal the substance that earned him a six-month suspension and fine.  Putting all that behind him, Shields looks forward to his upcoming bout with Tyron Woodley and hopes to finish the Strikeforce upstart via knockout or submission.  Having gone to decision in 6 of his last 7 fights, Shields hopes a resounding victory over the rising prospect will help  get him back on the road to title contention.



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