by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
The rivalry between fighters Jake Shields and Frank Trigg is something of MMA legend, but at this point fans are still going to have to wait as current negotiations to get these two fighters in the ring or cage together have stalled and as of now the fight is not happening.
Jake Shields spoke to MMAWeekly.com and commented, “I have the contract in front of me and I signed it.”
The contract is for a fight between Shields and Trigg that would take place at a catch weight of 175lbs. Currently in the MMAWeekly rankings, Shields is listed as a top ten welterweight, while Trigg is ranked in the top ten at 185lbs.
When reached for comment, Trigg responded that the fight with Shields will not take place at 175lbs. because he simply is a 185lb. fighter and the bout with Shields makes no sense for him at this point in his career.
Shields remains adamant that Trigg is avoiding a fight with him after the two have verbally jabbed at each other since before the first round of the Rumble on the Rock 175lb. tournament that took place in January 2006.
Shields advised MMAWeekly that he had the contract signed and ready to go and had also spoken to Trigg’s manager, Rico Chipparelli, about the fight.
At this time, the fight remains unsigned and not happening unless the two fighters can come to an agreement about a weight to fight at.
MMAWeekly will continue to follow this story as it happens.