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Twitter Smack Talk Between Shields and Miller Goes From ‘Spirited’ to ‘Personal’

Jake Shields belts
(Jake Shields: title-holder, smug expression-maker, Rancid fan.)

Before their Strikeforce title fight on CBS, Jake Shields and "Mayhem" Miller exchanged Twitter barbs that could accurately be described as good-natured ball-busting on both sides.  Then they fought, Shields won the Strikeforce middleweight strap via decision, and that was that.  Only recently the Twitter exchanges have gotten a little more personal and a lot less fun.  Like two drunk guys horsing around at a party, the play-wrestling has turned into torn collars and breathless invectives right in front of our eyes, and the rest of us can only stand around uncomfortably while trying to decide whether to try and broker a peace or just make up an excuse to leave.

Miller kicked things off by writing, "Jake, the worst damage you did was give me staph, zit covered leg humper," which prompted Shields to post the above picture with his belt collection.  Not one to let a situation cool down, Miller asked Shields if he "hugged" his way to those titles, which then made Shields retort with a remark about Miller’s arrest for assault, without mentioning that Miller was later acquitted of those charges.  In short, Shields and Miller probably aren’t going to be carpooling to future Strikeforce events together, so the real loser in all this is the environment. 

Thanks for nothing, Twitter.  You’ve ruined another friendship that might have been by making mass communication so easy that it’s hardly even worth thinking through the possible ramifications beforehand.  Something tells me they didn’t have this problem with the telegraph.


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agentsmith- November 17, 2009 at 7:58 am
Now let's see him win a belt in a promotion whose talent pool is actually deeper than a puddle.
Komodo- November 17, 2009 at 5:06 am
Gross. Phuck staph.
Squirrelnuts- November 17, 2009 at 4:41 am
Shields looks like such a poofter in that photo
510koaLa- November 17, 2009 at 12:26 am
Scott_Whitt- November 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm
Jake Shields, much like new episodes of Accidentally on Purpose and Three Rivers, should never be seen on CBS prime time again.
MMA42- November 16, 2009 at 7:20 pm EliteXC belt. He's awesome!
TylerDyrden- November 16, 2009 at 5:18 pm
Miller can kill Shields any day in a slapboxing match!!!! name the time and place. i'll be the one taking pictures!
skeletor- November 16, 2009 at 2:53 pm
Having those belts is like banging the hottest chick at fat camp, makes you look like a stud when you're there but that confidence you gain is only going to get you hurt later in life.

How does it make you feel when mediocre fighters like shitty bands?
Cause that's what I got out of that.
MMA42- November 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm
Hey, no one fucks with Don Frye. Simple as that. Win or Lose, he fucks you up
Seoul Brother- November 16, 2009 at 2:37 pm
"Something tells me they didn't have this problem with the telegraph."

You mean when Don Frye beat the bejeezus out of Robert E. Lee in a bare knuckle bar fight in Charleston?
jfjjfjff- November 16, 2009 at 2:27 pm
@sabado - OMG DEWD U AR FIRST!!!!!!!!! UR AEWSEM!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE LOOK HAO KOOL SABADO IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
omunto- November 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm
I hate when bad fighters like good music... It's a paradox
Sabado Gigante- November 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm
I think someone's a lil self conscious about their complection. Perhaps he is realizing that in very few instinces, it takes more than a room full of world titles to score the baddest bitches in town. I score the baddest bitches in my town, but then again, there are shloads of dog-faced gremlins walking the streets up in this piece...

PS: Am I first??? Probably not right