Fighter and promoter Shannon Ritch is claiming through his official account on the Underground forum at MMA.tv that a match between Frank Trigg and Jake Shields has been signed for a card on October 19 to be held in San Francisco, Calif. at the Cow Palace.
Both Trigg and Shields have had a mini-war of words via the Internet. Shields made recent comments during a video interview for ProElite.com and I believe Trigg addressed what Shields said on his show, Tagg Radio.
According to Ritch, the match will be the main event of a card to be shown on PPV.
Ritch is also claiming that Ruben “Warpath” Villareal, Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett, Jake Hattan, Bryan Pardoe, Zane Frazier, Gabe Rivas, and Leland Chapman (son of Dwayne “The Dog” Chapman) are scheduled for the card.
Trigg vs. Shields is a very interesting matchup of two former college wrestlers. I’m surprised this match is happening for Ritch and not EliteXC. Also, Ritch had been trying via the Underground to get in contact with Kimbo Slice to have him booked for the card. There’s been no update in regard to the status of whether Ritch was able to get in touch with Slice’s people.