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UFC 129 fighters Georges St-Pierre,left, and Jake Shields, (Credit: AP)

UFC 129 fighters Georges St-Pierre,left, and Jake Shields, right, pose in front of UFC president Dana White, center, at a news conference in Toronto. (Feb. 8, 2011)

Jake Shields

Jake Shields is a former Strikeforce middleweight champion and current top welterweight contender in the UFC.

UFC 129 fighters Georges St-Pierre,left, and Jake Shields,
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UFC 129 fighters Georges St-Pierre,left, and Jake Shields, right, pose in front of UFC president Dana White, center, at a news conference in Toronto. (Feb. 8, 2011)

UFC 129 fighters Georges St-Pierre, left, and Jake
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UFC 129 fighters Georges St-Pierre, left, and Jake Shields pose at a news conference in Toronto. (Feb. 8, 2011)

Martin Kampmann, of Denmark, attempts to avoid a
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Martin Kampmann, of Denmark, attempts to avoid a rear naked choke by Jake Shields during a UFC mixed martial arts match in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. Shields won by split decision. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Martin Kampmann, top, of Denmark, takes down Jake
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Martin Kampmann, top, of Denmark, takes down Jake Shields during a UFC mixed martial arts match in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. Shields won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Martin Kampmann, right, of Denmark, lands a right
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Martin Kampmann, right, of Denmark, lands a right to the face of Jake Shields at UFC 121 in Anaheim, Calif. Shields won a split decision. (Oct. 23, 2010)

Martin Kampmann, left, lands a knee to the
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Martin Kampmann, left, lands a knee to the head of Jake Shields at UFC 121 at Anaheim, Calif. Shields won by split decision. (Oct. 23, 2010)

Middleweight champion Jake Shields is all smiles here.
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Middleweight champion Jake Shields is all smiles here. Maybe he knew that he would go on to dominate Dan Henderson at Strikeforce: Nashville. (April 17, 2010)

Jake Shields, the current Strikeforce middleweight champion, poses
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Jake Shields, the current Strikeforce middleweight champion, poses with UFC president Dana White at WEC 48 in Sacramento. White is recruiting Shields to join the UFC now that his Strikeforce contract has expired. (April 24, 2010)

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Middleweight champion Jake Shields enters the cage for
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Middleweight champion Jake Shields enters the cage for his title defense against Dan Henderson at Strikeforce Nashville. Shields won a unanimous decision. (April 17, 2010)

Dan Henderson lands a knockdown shot to Jake
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Dan Henderson lands a knockdown shot to Jake Shields in the first round of their middleweight title bout at Strikeforce Nashville. Shields recovered and won a unanimous decision. (April 17, 2010)

Dan Henderson moves in after his second knockdown
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Dan Henderson moves in after his second knockdown of Jake Shields in the first round of their middleweight title bout at Strikeforce Nashville. Shields recovered and won a unanimous decision. (April 17, 2010)

Jake Shields, bottom, won a unanimous decision over
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Jake Shields, bottom, won a unanimous decision over Dan Henderson to retain his middleweight title at Strikeforce Nashville. (April 17, 2010)

Jake Shields, top, won a unanimous decision over
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Jake Shields, top, won a unanimous decision over Dan Henderson to retain his middleweight title at Strikeforce Nashville. (April 17, 2010)

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Jake Shields, top, won a unanimous decision
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Jake Shields, top, won a unanimous decision over Dan Henderson to retain his middleweight title at Strikeforce Nashville. (April 17, 2010)

Dan Henderson is tended to during a middleweight
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Dan Henderson is tended to during a middleweight title fight against champion Jake Shields at Strikeforce Nashville. Henderson lost by unanimous decision. (April 17, 2010)

Jake Shields, right, won a unanimous decision over
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Jake Shields, right, won a unanimous decision over Dan Henderson to retain his middleweight title at Strikeforce Nashville. (April 17, 2010)

Dan Henderson lands a big left punch but
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Dan Henderson lands a big left punch but Jake Shields won a unanimous decision to retain his middleweight title at Strikeforce Nashville. (April 17, 2010)

Jake Shields kept Dan Henderson on the ground
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Jake Shields kept Dan Henderson on the ground for the final four rounds and won a unanimous decision to retain his middleweight title at Strikeforce Nashville. (April 17, 2010)

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Jake Shields kept Dan Henderson on the
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Jake Shields kept Dan Henderson on the ground for the final four rounds and won a unanimous decision to retain his middleweight title at Strikeforce Nashville. (April 17, 2010)

Jake Shields, right, kept Dan Henderson on the
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Jake Shields, right, kept Dan Henderson on the ground for the final four rounds and won a unanimous decision to retain his middleweight title at Strikeforce Nashville. (April 17, 2010)

Jake Shields celebrates his unanimous decision win over
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Jake Shields celebrates his unanimous decision win over Dan Henderson at Strikeforce Nashville. Shields successfully defended his middleweight title. (April 17, 2010)

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