Originally Posted by Will Cooling
They won't let Shields move up in weight straight after the GSP fight. They already bullied him to go to 170Ibs when he wanted to be a middleweight.
Will be interesting if it happens - would mean that the Zuffa championships at both 170Ibs and 185Ibs would be held by training partners that have pledged not to fight each other. Would throw into doubt any planned unification bouts.
They bullied him to go, because they needed a challenger for GSP. After he beats GSP (If), it will open up the WW division again and then they will let him move back up.
What two training partners are you talking about that pledged not to fight each other?