MENU
#Conor McGregor #Justin Buchholz #Duane Ludwig #Ramsey Nijem #Julian Lane #UFC 211 #Nate Diaz #Jon Jones #MMA KINGS #Rory MacDonald #UFC 202 #Alexander Gustafsson #Cat Zingano #Dhiego Lima #Hayder Hassan


Jack Shields (right) passed away Monday at the age of 67. | Photo: Dave Mandel


Jack Shields, father and manager of UFC welterweight Jake Shields, died Monday at his home in the Sacramento, Calif., area. He was 67 years old.

Sherdog.com confirmed the news Tuesday with the fighter. While the elder Shields was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2010, it is not yet known whether the condition contributed to his death.

According to his son, Jack Shields was working on sponsorship business for the fighter when he sat down to rest and fell asleep, passing away peacefully sometime thereafter.

Serving as Jake’s manager, Shields negotiated his son’s contracts and business deals, including his current agreement with the UFC. A statement was released by Shields’ camp, Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, on Tuesday following an initial Facebook post by the fighter revealing the news on Monday.

“Jack Shields was instrumental in his son’s MMA career,” the statement read. “He taught Jake the values of hard work and perseverance. He was always there and was a fervent supporter through Jake’s early years in wrestling and when Jake transcended to MMA.

“Jack would often make the long drive from his home to watch Jake practice and was always at Jake’s fights. He was part of our team and we will miss him.”

Shields’ trainer, Cesar Gracie, offered his remembrance of the deceased on Tuesday.

“Jack was really a great guy. He was one of the more supportive fathers I’ve ever met,” said Gracie. “He will be truly missed by the whole team, and we truly enjoyed him being around.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dominique Steele meets New Zealand newcomer Luke Jumeau at UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland

  • 27 days ago
  • 23 views

The lineup for the UFC’s return to New Zealand in June continues to grow with the addition of another welterweight bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 211 gets two late fights added, including replacement, bringing card to 14 total

  • 24 days ago
  • 15 views

The UFC’s summer return to Dallas is officially jam packed, with two bouts added to UFC 211, including one replacement, bringing the card to 14 fights total. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Twitter reacts to UFC's announcement of new women's flyweight division

  • 23 days ago
  • 28 views

Check out the top Twitter reactions to news of the UFC’s newest division, women’s flyweights, being added later this year.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Manager shoots down Germaine de Randamie retirement rumor, says personal issues exist

  • 28 days ago
  • 17 views

UFC women’s featherweight champ Germaine de Randamie isn’t retiring, according to her manager, but she is dealing with some issues behind the scenes.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Report: Chris Wade meets Frankie Perez in Ring of Combat rematch at UFC on FOX 25

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC’s debut event on Long Island this summer has another fight featuring a local – and it’ll be a rematch.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Danny Roberts vs. Bobby Nash latest ticketed for UFC Fight Night 113 in Scotland

  • 22 days ago
  • 4 views

The UFC’s return to Scotland in July continues to build with the addition of a welterweight fight. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Twitter Mailbag: What do ESPN cuts mean for UFC's TV deal hopes?

  • 22 days ago
  • 16 views

Do cost-cutting measures at ESPN mean bad news for the UFC’s hopes of a lucrative new TV deal? Did Paige VanZant cross a line with her homemade Reebok commercial? Is Anderson Silva brave or crazy? Al read news >>

Manager: UFC, Dana White ridiculous to snub Jon Jones from main event because of trust issues

  • 16 days ago
  • 10 views

Dana White has been burned too many times by Jon Jones, which is “ridiculous” for the UFC president to feel that way, according to Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC announces exciting slate of summer fights

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 views

The lineup is stacked for the UFC’s Summer of 2017, but even as a host of intriguing matchups were announced in Dallas, with the long-awaited rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones on tap for U read news >>

Reminder: 'Countdown to UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2' debuts today on FS1

  • 19 days ago
  • 61 views

As a reminder, the UFC’s traditional pre-event show returns today with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2” on FS1.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>