After a little over three years, Jake Shields’ UFC run has come to an end.
The former welterweight contender has been released by the promotion, his manager Lex McMahon confirmed with MMA Planet.
McMahon released the following statement Monday morning:
“Jake Shields has been released by the UFC. Jake appreciates the opportunities provided by the UFC and thanks Dana White and Lorenzo Fertita. Jake is an elite athlete who is one of the best welterweight fighters in the world with a long history of winning at a championship level.
“Jake and our team are already exploring options. I’m confident that Jake will have a new promotion to call home very soon. Jake thanks his fans for their support and looks forward to competing for them again soon.”