” All of a sudden I see this guy running out completely covered in blood and these guys were chasing him with sticks, trying to circle him.”- Jake Shields on incident at UC Berkeley. 

Jake Shields has tweeted out a video of him arguing with several masked protesters at UC Berkeley recently. The former Strikeforce middleweight champion claims he intervened when several members of the protest began beating on an individual who they claimed was making racist comments.

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“They were like ‘oh, he said some racist stuff,’ and I asked, ‘what racist stuff did he say?’ and no one knew. They were just mindless… It was really insane.” stated Shields.

Shields would also state that although police officers and several civilians were around at the time, nobody jumped in to help the guy. He would also comment that the police stated they would not go over to help the guy.

“I don’t know if they were taking orders from someone or if they were just being lazy. I don’t know what the situation was, but it was pathetic to watch. Our police, who are supposed to defend the citizens of Berkeley. It’s a sad scene that they would allow that.”

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Shields Called a Nazi

After shoving the victim into a store where he would be safe, Shields said many of the protesters went after him, and claimed that he was racist for helping the guy who they said made racist comments.

“I got a few punches, I was probably hit like ten times, but I don’t have a single mark on me. They were like, ‘he’s a Nazi too!’ but this other guy was like, ‘I don’t think he’s a Nazi,’ while I was still fighting people off. I was like, do you just get to choose who’s a Nazi and who’s not?” Shields continued.

Speculation is that Shields is not, nor has he ever been, a Nazi.

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What’s Next for Jake Shields?

The member of Cesar-Gracie’s fab-4 along with Gilbert Melendez and the Diaz brothers, last fought in December with WSOF. Shields dropped a unanimous decision to Jon Fitch in a bout for the promotion’s welterweight championship.

His previous fight before that was a controversial loss to Rousimar Palhares, after which Palhares held onto a kimura for an extended period of time. Palhares was released by WSOF afterwards.

Jake Shields interview from Bloody Elbow about Conor McGregor’s team mates etc.:

“I kinda just backed up and stayed there with Nate to make sure everything was cool,” Shields told Jonathan Shrager of MixedMartialArts.com. “But none of Conor’s bitchass teammates went to support him – Dana was the only one who had Conor’s back.”

“I honestly don’t know a lot of guys in their team. I don’t want to go knock them and bash them, not knowing who they are, but they’re pretty much unknowns. I mean, I don’t think they can hang with a team on our level, but I mean obviously they have some good guys because Conor is performing well.”

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Ian is a MMA writer based out of Toronto, ON Canada. An avid mixed martial arts enthusiast and passionate fan since he was born, Ian has been writing about mixed martial arts for over 5 years.


  1. This is one hundred percent headline grabbing garbage. About the only truth in this article is “there was a protest at UC Berkeley.”

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