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Jake Shields, Mike Jackson get in physical altercation at UFC PI after lengthy Twitter feud

The tension between UFC veterans Jake Shieldsand Mike Jackson has been mounting over social media for some time. Today, it came to a head at the UFC Performance Institute.

Shields (33-11-1 MMA), who is known for his outspoken stance on all things from politics to race to the fight game, and Jackson (1-2 MMA) have expressed conflicting opinions over Twitter in recent months over a variety of topics.

It’s clear they did not take kindly to the thoughts and emotions on the other side, so when they saw each other in person, things seemingly got heated and physical.

Shields posted a video to Twitter on Friday of an exchange with Jackson in Las Vegas. The footage shows Shields on top of Jackson in side control and then mount position, as he held him down and controlled him outside of the cage at the UFC PI. There were several people around them, as Shields said, “You’re a little b*tch, you said you were going to f*ck me up.”

Unable to escape under his own power, Jackson asked, “Can someone get this motherf*cker off me?” Shields proceeded to posture up and throw some open-handed strikes at Jackson before three people stepped in. That’s where the video cuts off.

Check out the footage below (via Twitter)

Finally ran into the b*tch Mike Jackson

He quickly discovered the difference between calling people Nazis In person vs on Twitter

This racist is lucky so many people were there to save his pathetic racist ass

Just prior to when Shields posted the footage on social media, Jackson posted alluding to the encounter (via Twitter):

A nazi just did a thing. @jakeshieldsaj is such a vile thug.

The exchanges continued with the pair online, as Jackson claimed he damaged and bloodied Shields, while Shields invited Jackson to Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas for a “no time limit” fight session.

The attacks got more personal and harsh, and it’s clear this physical altercation didn’t spell the end of the disdain between these two sides.

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