Strikeforce Middleweight Champ Jake Shields grew up in the mountains of Northern California, where he spent his time skiing, snowboarding, and getting into scraps with the local cowboy kids.
In Part 1 of this FIGHT! Life series, Shields talks about how his talent for a wrestling and a chance meeting with future champ Chuck Liddell led to him becoming a professional mixed martial artist.
Produced and directed by Matthew Ross. Camera: Marc Rizzo and Randy Ward. Edited by Ryan Jackson-Healy and Ashley Cahill. Music by Jacques Brautbar.