Jake Shields, Mike Jackson both threaten legal action after social media insults turns to physical altercation

Former UFC middleweight title challenger Jake Shields announced his retirement from professional MMA at the 2018 PFL Welterweight Quarterfinal, but the 43-year-old had previously defeated notable fighters such as Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler, Demian Maia, and others. 

Yesterday, this UFC veteran tweeted a video of himself engaging in a physical altercation with another UFC fighter, Mike Jackson, while The Truth begged for help from the crowd.

Jackson was constantly mocking Shields on social media by calling him a Nazi, which prompted this unwanted grappling. Shields referred to the incident as a “life lesson” for Jackson.

“Finally ran into the bitch Mike Jackson.” Shields titled the video, “He quickly discovered the difference between calling people Nazis In person vs on Twitter. This racist is lucky so many people were there to save his pathetic racist ass.”

Mike Jackson currently competes in the UFC’s welterweight division.  This 37-year-old has only made four UFC appearances and has only one victory, against Dean Barry at UFC Fight Night 205, though he defeated CM Punk at UFC 225 but tested positive for marijuana, resulting in the fight being ruled a “no contest.” 

Jackson also replied on Twitter while calling Shields a “Nazi” again:

“I appreciate this thug for documenting his white fragility. Best way to hurt a nazi, hit those pockets”.

The Twitter battle was never ending; at one point, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion invited Jackson to fight him at the Xtreme Couture gym, saying he could beat him up to death.

“Come to XS now we will get a ref unlees your a coward.”

Even after the physical altercation, this duo seems unstoppable. They both are considering taking the rivalry one step further; while talking to MMAfighting, Jackson stated that he wants to take legal action for the incident, and Shields is also thinking the same as his attorney is assigned to bring up a defamation charge against Mike Jackson.

Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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