Jake Shields is a seasoned MMA veteran yet the biggest social media infraction he’s committed appears to be publicly slamming the decision of trans woman Alana McLoughlin to compete in MMA against a woman – Celine Provost.
Shields publicly protested after the fight saying:
But Shields kept poking at the hornet’s nest:
Waking up and seeing Dozens of messages of hate mail I can see I was wrong and apologize to the trans community
Alana McLaughlin is clearly a real beautiful,brave and talented women and I wish her well beating up girls in Womens MMA pic.twitter.com/yfQySsUzxJ
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) September 12, 2021
And things even took another turn from there:
The culprit at hand – Alana McLoughlin also weighed in:
I had to unblock Jake Shields because I heard people were dunking on him?
I promise Jake, whatever hate mail you’ve gotten is a fraction of what I deal with every day, but I feel your pain.
STAY STRONG BÖRTHER ?
— Alana McLaughlin?️⚧️ (@AlanaFeral) September 13, 2021
But Shields wasn’t backing down:
And the fight footage speaks for itself:
Of course Shields is not the only one to have criticized this match up – Sean O’Malley, Demian Maia and Michael Bisping also added to the discourse.