EliteXC.com is reporting briefly on their home page that top 10 welterweight Jake Shields (19-4-1) has signed a long term contract extension with EliteXC.

As of yet there are no details on how long or how many fights the contract is worth.

Shields would have come off contract after tomorrows fight against Mike Pyle and he was stated to have been “looking at the UFC over EliteXC” due to the Zuffa organisation being the home to the large majority of top 170 pound talent.

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