MMA World Champ reminds UFC fighter of his advocacy to ‘defunding the police’ after former gets charged for battery after beatdown at gym
Jake Shields vs Mike Jackson feud takes a new turn as Shields received a warrant for his arrest for their altercation in 2022.
Jake Shields reminds Mike Jackson after being indicted (Image Courtesy- Twitter. Jake Shields Instagram)
Former MMA world champion Jake Shields is undoubtedly one of the most controversial personalities in the MMA world. Shields is infamous for his outspoken personality and social media posts. However, Shields made headlines when he attacked former welterweight Mike Jackson in Las Vegas to settle their online beef.
Jackson had vowed to make Shields pay after their altercation. A few days after the scuffle, Jackson revealed that he would be pressing charges on Shields for battery and assault. Shields received the warrant for Jackson’s charges and immediately replied on Twitter. He said, “Mike Jackson was a big advocate of defunding the police” while replying to a post of the news of his warrant being issued.
Shields was talking about Jackson supporting the defunding of the police department on many occassions. Shields had gotten into a scuffle with Jackson after being called out multiple times by him. He saw Jackson at the UFC Performance Institute and pinned him to the ground while the latter was screaming for help.
Shields is known for his active social media presence, which has also helped him connect better with the fans. Even though he never became a champion, Shields’ UFC run gained him a huge fan following.
Fans react to Jake Shields reminding Mike Jackson about his previous claims on the police after warrant notice
Shields has one of the most divisive personalities in the Combat Sports industry. His attack on Jackson was the talk of the town in late 2022. However, many fans are against Jackson as he pressed charges after calling out Shields himself. Check out some of the fan reactions:
The Shields-Jackson feud is a reminder of the dangers of social media beefs. When people trade insults online, it can be easy to forget that there is a real person on the other side of the screen. It remains to be seen what Jackson has to say about Shields’ comment.
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