Eddie Alvarez is a top ten fighter what are you talking about?
And after Japan, he should be top 5 in my opinion. It's also funny how Nick Diaz isn't top 10 or K.J. Noons. EliteXC is less a circus and more a thorn in your side.
Sheilds isn't making "claims" he really wants to fight the best.
He isn't however going to sell his soul to Dana and the Fertitas for less
money and a locked up contract. He's definatly smart. Why can't GSP come play? Because his daddy Dana says no?
This circus you speak of respects it's fighters with respectable contracts and a decent payday. How bout that?
One of the top 10 in the UFC is named Yushin Okami. He got his ass handed to him by EliteXCs Jake Sheilds.
And you want Sheilds to work for the Fertitas? Is there a fighter under Zuffa who isn't locked down?
"bbjd7" ansered you on this. Misaki is signed with Strikeforce so you'll be seeing him in an EliteXC cage soon enough. Add another 10er to the mix.
So not only are your facts wrong here but so is your prediction.
Sheilds has expressed his willingness to move up in weight. Thus they'd weigh in the same. You just really think Sheilds isn't good don't you?
Again you are wrong. In my opinion Jake is better than John Fitch. I know his Jiu-Jitsu is. And his striking is pin point. Ride out his contract? Looks as if the UFC has an issue with their own fighters riding out their contracts......and leaving.
Looks like your circus has it's fighters respect. And that counts more than your ill informed opinions.