When Strikeforce acquired the assets of EliteXC, the best fighter who came aboard was EliteXC welterweight champ Jake Shields. But the question facing Strikeforce was whether it would be able to find Shields any high-quality opponents, considering that other than Shields, all the top welterweights in the world are in the UFC.
At first, Strikeforce said the best it could do was to match Shields against Joe Riggs. But now the promotion has had a change of plans.
Jake Shields to Fight Robbie Lawler Next, Not Joe Riggs originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:37:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.