Jake Shields, MMA Fighter, Says He Helped Man ‘Jumped by Thugs’ at UC Berkeley Protest

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
February 2, 2017 Updated: February 2, 2017

Jake Shields, the former UFC fighter and ex-Strikeforce middleweight champion, apparently stopped a man from being jumped at riots at the University of California, Berkeley.

Shields wrote on Twitter that he helped a man who was allegedly “jumped by thugs.”

“The aftermath of me helping a guy after being jumped by thugs. The police and 100’s of civilians stood and watched,” he tweeted.

“Dude, you guys have your faces covered, you’re attacking people, you’re being [expletive] fascists,” Shields told one of the assailants in a video accompanying his tweet. “Look at you guys, you’re [expletive] embarrassing.”

The video didn’t show a physical confrontation.

“You are what you hate,” he said.

“Who’s a Nazi?” he later asked during an argument with a protester.

The riots were triggered as Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was slated to hold a talk at the school, which was approved by the university. He gives talks on political correctness, feminism, Islam, and freedom of speech.

The riots resulted in injuries and property damage around the campus.

Shields, who made his MMA debut in 1999, currently competes under the World Series of Fighting banner.

President Donald Trump has tweeted to cut federal funding to UC Berkeley after the cancellation and protests.