As he prepares for his UFC 129 main-event fight with Georges St. Pierre, former EliteXC welterweight champion and former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields will spend some time training with Chael Sonnen. Jake Shields comments on Spike TV:
"So far things are going great, camp's going good. We just had Court Mcgee out here ... you've got Chael Sonnen coming out this week, things are going good. I'm pushing, in great shape. I'm just excited, I'm ready to go."
"I'm excited; this is a fight I've wanted for years. I've been champ of multiple other shows, that's all great and I'm proud of that, but UFC has always been the show that I wanted to be at. These other titles are great, but my eye has always been on the UFC and Georges St. Pierre, he's had the belt for the last 3 or 4 years. He's the guy I've wanted to fight and to finally have this opportunity, I couldn't be more excited. I can't just wait to go out there and get it on next month."
"It's going to be an all out war; you know Georges is a great fighter. He's one of the best out there without a doubt, I think it's going to be an all out fight. It's probably going to go into the later rounds, but I see myself wearing him down and submitting him at some point."