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Jake-Off: Shields vs. Ellenberger Reported for This Fall

(Unfortunately, Ellenberger was fined 10% of his purse for drawing a bunch of dicks on Sean Pierson’s face after he was passed out. Photo courtesy of ESPN)

According to a new report from MMAFighting, UFC welterweight contenders Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger have agreed to face each other this fall (event TBA). Shields is coming off his unsuccessful title bid against Georges St. Pierre in April — which snapped a 15-fight win streak — while the surging Ellenberger has scored wins in his last four Octagon appearances, including knockouts of Mike Pyle, John Howard, and Sean Pierson.

As you may recall, Ellenberger has been openly campaigning for this matchup ever since Shields’s underwhelming UFC debut against Martin Kampmann last October. Following that fight, Ellenberger harnessed his inner Chael Sonnen, tweeting “Jake Shields, you’re as exciting as watching a bowl of mash potatoes get cold…Your days are numbered…Jake Shields’ cardio won’t be a factor if he fights me next. I won’t keep him around long enough to get tired.”

Ellenberger was similarly unimpressed after UFC 129, sayingIf they do make that match and me and Jake get to fight, he’s not a hard guy to figure out. I feel like I can beat him right now.”

Ellenberger certainly doesn’t lack confidence, and a win here would launch him into the title mix at welterweight. Meanwhile, Shields will need a strong performance to prove he was ever worth the hype in the first place. Any early predictions? We don’t have anything else to add about this story right now, so instead, we’ll just post this recent photo of Jason Miller that Ellenberger tweeted last week. Looking good, Mayhem.

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Fatty McDickbutts- June 28, 2011 at 9:31 am
joshuan29- June 27, 2011 at 11:42 am
I've seen the gifs, and the "eye pokes" look more to me like typical awkward rudimentary open handed defense by Shields. The knuckle in the eye is what really did the damage. None of this is going to help Ellenberger defeat Shields.
LordCoSaX- June 27, 2011 at 10:39 am
My poor Josh, there was way more than 1 poke. There was a thread on the UG with GIFs, I dont remmember exactly but there were around 5 different times where Shields put a finger in GSP's eyes
joshuan29- June 27, 2011 at 8:53 am
Well Ellenberger, enjoy getting single legged, mounted, and submitted via armbar at 1:21 of round 2: My prediction. If Lawler, Daley or HENDO couldn't KO Jake, you have no shot. Shields, sloppy or not, stood toe to toe with GSP for five rounds. The "poke" was actually a knuckle, and according to two of the judges (and me) had Shields won one more round, he'd be the Welter Weight Champ. Shields should be fighting Penn or Fitch.
Get Off Me- June 27, 2011 at 8:44 am
Ellenberger is no Chael Sonnen.
Jake is an exciting fighter that ends fight, accurately shit talks his opponents(shields is like watching mashed potatoes get cold) and he wins his fights by stoppage.
Who the fuck wants to be like a guy with the testosterone levels of a 14yr old girl?
I still like Shields 30-27 x3 on the cards in this fight though.
mDino- June 27, 2011 at 8:16 am
how bout this for a nickname. Gegard "Muhahaha" sasi
mDino- June 27, 2011 at 8:13 am
I heard that mayhem is now on the eric esch diet
ExpectJesusBro- June 27, 2011 at 8:07 am
Did he dislocate his shoulder? Wow, that looks fucked up. photoshop 101 may be the course for you.
ExpectJesusBro- June 27, 2011 at 8:05 am
Damn Mayhem, You look like the side course of a Gina Corano platter.
jimbonics- June 27, 2011 at 8:05 am
Remember when Shields started his UFC career at 0-2?
LordCoSaX- June 27, 2011 at 7:59 am
Ellenberger has a good skillset to beat Shields. It all depends on how many times Shields is able to poke Ellenberger in the eye without getting penalized, if he can get him half blind like GSP he could win.
ReX13- June 27, 2011 at 7:58 am
Jake-Off, really?

You're hungover, aren't you Ben?
Fried Taco- June 27, 2011 at 7:55 am
Mayhem might want to start working on that weight cut.
WK- June 27, 2011 at 7:54 am
1. He's nowhere near Chael Sonnen and should stick to his day job
2. Shields will cling onto him like toothpaste on a shirt
3. Nightmare fuel