Jake Shields recently announced in an interview with videographer Rick Lee that he would be returning to the Welterweight division in the UFC. Â As of right now, he plans on staying at 170 for the duration of his career. Â 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. Â Shields’ last fight at UFC 150 with Ed Herman was overturned to a No Contest after he failed his post fight drug test. Â 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. Â 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. Â Having gone to decision in 6 of his last 7 fights, Shields hopes a resounding victory over the rising prospect will help Â get him back on the road to title contention.
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