On September 17, 2011 Jake Shields and Jack Ellenberger will go head to head at the UFC Fight Night 25. There were many people that did not think Shields would continue with the fight because of the recent death of his father, who was also his manager.
Jack Shields passed away on August 29th in his sleep at his home in Sacramento California.
Jack had been his son’s manager since 2002. Although he was skeptical about managing his son’s career, he took the reigns and helped Jake promote himself and further his career.
There is a lot of talk about the fight between Shields and Ellenberger. Both excellent fighters, it will be a fight worth watching.