MENU
#Conor McGregor #UFC 216 #GSP #Tony Ferguson #Fight Night Rotterdam #Nate Diaz #Darren Till #Kevin Lee #Dominick Cruz #Cody Garbrandt #UFC Fight Night 118 #Donald Cerrone #Michael Bisping #UFC 207


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.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Joseph Duffy meets James Vick at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York

  • 25 days ago
  • 10 views

The UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden continues to grow with a lightweight bout between Joseph Duffy and James Vick.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Yokota Air Base personnel in Japan motivated by recent visit from UFC fighters

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

Take an inside look at the UFC’s recent visit to Yokota Air Base in Japan near Tokyo. Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

Sao Paulo's 12-bout UFC Fight Night 119 lineup finalized for FS1, FS2

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

The fight card is set for the UFC’s return to Brazil on Oct. 28 with UFC Fight Night 119.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Coach Mark Henry says Eddie Alvarez fighting Justin Gaethje at UFC 218 in Detroit

  • 15 days ago
  • 16 views

The UFC’s long-awaited return to Detroit is shaping up to be a big card, and now it appears a pair of former champs will grace the lineup.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Knee injury, surgery forces Teemu Packalen from UFC Fight night 118 vs. Marcin Held

  • 15 days ago
  • 6 views

The UFC’s return to Poland later this month for UFC Fight Night 118 has taken a hit to one of its featured bouts. Filed under: News read news >>

UFC's Jeff Novitzky explains exemption for Kalindra Faria and Mara Romero Borella

  • 13 days ago
  • 11 views

A rule in the UFC’s anti-doping policy cost former Invicta FC flyweight champ Andrea Lee her spot on UFC 216. Should the same have applied to her opponent, and the replacement that took her spot?File read news >>

'UFC 216 Embedded,' No. 4: Kevin Lee resists the lure of cookies and chips

  • 13 days ago
  • 10 views

Check out the fourth episode of the UFC’s “Embedded” series ahead of Saturday’s UFC 216 in Las Vegas.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC Fight Night 118 lineup set with 12 bouts on UFC Fight Pass in Gdansk, Poland

  • 19 days ago
  • 30 views

The fight card is set for the UFC’s return to Poland later this month for UFC Fight Night 118.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Let's get another look at Demetrious Johnson's ridiculous armbar win at UFC 216

  • 11 days ago
  • 155 views

Demetrious Johnson now has sole possession of the UFC’s most prestigious record – most consecutive title defenses – and he did it with flare.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Reminder: 'Countdown to UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee' debuts today on FS1

  • 19 days ago
  • 59 views

As a reminder, the UFC’s traditional pre-event show returns today with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee” on FS1.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>