Drew Fickett Stubs Jake Sheilds, Get Cut From EliteXC

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According to Gracie Mag, longtime veteran Drew Fickett was scheduled to fight Jake Shields on last weekends EliteXC “Return of the King”, but apparently Fickett told EliteXC officials that he was not fully healed from a knee injury and the fight was ultimately was dropped from the card.

It turns out Fickett fought one week prior to the EliteXC event in Arizona at Rage in the Cage 111, submitting his opponent by guillotine choke in the first round. EliteXC officials were not told of the fight and after attempts at contacting Fickett, he was dropped from the promotion.

Fickett’s decision cost Shields financially as he was left without a fight for the Hawaii card. EliteXC has not been able to contact Fickett and it looks as if they will be dropping him from their organization.

Shields will now be fighting on EliteXC’s newly announced July 26th CBS show. Possible opponents now being looked at are Nick Thompson and Jay Hieron amongst others.

EliteXC News: Fickett Injured, June 14 Fight With Shields Off

MMAWeekly is reporting, that the EliteXC welterweight title bout between Jake Shields and Drew Fickett is off, due to an knee injury Fickett suffered in training.

Gary Shaw:

“Obviously the back injury happened (to Shields) and the easiest thing to do was move him to Hawaii to fight Drew…Unfortunately since then Drew Fickett has hurt his knee and he’s not going to be able to take that fight on June 14 and that will be rescheduled again.”

Jake Shields:

“I think I could be okay to fight by (June 14), but I think opting for July would probably be the smartest thing…It would give me more time to rehab before jumping into sparring, and I think there would be a little more exposure with it being on CBS (in July).”

EliteXC “Noons vs. Edwards” is set to take place June 14 in Hawaii.

Strikeforce Shamrock vs. Le Fighter Payouts

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Quick Results of last weekends Strikeforce Shamrock vs. Le show on Showtime.

Fighter Payouts

Frank Shamrock: $300,000 ( fight $300,000)
Cung Le: $200,000 ( fight $200,000)
Gilbert Melendez: $50,000 ( fight $50,000)
Joey Villasenor: $36,000 ( fight $18,000, win $18,000
Wayne Cole: $10,000 ( fight $5,000, win $5,000)
Drew Fickett: $10,000 ( fight $5,000, win $5,000)
Mike Kyle: $10,000
Gabe Lemley: $7,000
Jae Suk Lim: $3,000
Ryan Jensen: $6,000
Billy Evangelista: $10,000 ( fight $5,000, win $5,000)
Tiki Ghosn: $8,000 ( fight $2,000, win $2,000)
Luke Stewart: $6,000
Darren Uyenoyama: $4,000 ( fight $2,000 , win $2,000)
Marlon Sims: $2,500
Jesse Jones: $2,150 (fight $1,650, win $500)
Anthony Figueroa: $2,000
Jesse Gillespie: $1,200

Total Payout: $667,850

California State Athletic Commission figures via MMAWeekly