Welcome to the UFC Mr Shields this is Mr FitchJake Shields attended last night’s UFC 115 event in Vancouver, Canada and spent some time talking with UFC president Dana White. It seems there was at least one Strikeforce fan in the crowd though - White and Shields had a beer throw at them as they stood talking together.
"When MacDonald lost, some dude threw a beer at me. That's never happened in 10 years. We threw his ass out quick. He hit me, Nate Diaz and Jake Shields,” White said at the post-event press conference.
"You know what I love about our fans? I jumped up and said, 'Who the **** threw that?' The whole place went, 'He did!' You go to a football game, everybody would just sit there, and you don't know who threw it. The whole fuckin’ place went, 'He threw it!'"
White also revealed that he and Shields have begun negotiations aimed at getting the Strikeforce middleweight champion to join the UFC. Shields is currently a free agent following the expiry of his contract earlier this year. Strikeforce’s match period has also expired, which means they no longer have the option to match any offer made by other promoters.
Negotiations are ongoing and White poured cold water on rumours that emerged last week regarding a deal already being done. "We haven't signed him yet. Trust me, I'll let you guys know when we sign him - the second we do.”