The current middleweight Strikeforce champion, Jake Shields, is crossing promotions to help out former light heavyweight champ Chuck Liddell on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter. Shields will come on as an assistant coach for Team Liddell for season 11 of TUF.

Shields is also looking to defend his title against Dan Henderson come April 16th, although Shields has noted that the bout has not yet officially been signed, which is what prompted him to take on the TUF coaching offer.