Champion Nutrition Signs Jake Shields Professional Mixed Martial Artist As Sponsored Athlete

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Shields is added to growing MMA athletes representing TapouT Sports Nutrition

Especially in training the hours I do in combat sports, my body needs the nutrition Champion provides.

Champion Nutrition a pioneer in the sports nutrition industry has been the brand bodybuilders, Olympic and professional athletes have known and loved for years, today announces the signing of Strikeforce fighter Jake Shields to represent their new TapouT Sports Nutrition brand.

Jake Shields is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting at 170 lb. He is the Rumble on the Rock 175 lb Champion. He is the first & last Elite XC Welterweight Champion. He is also the former Shooto World Champion. He has trained extensively with Cesar Gracie. He is currently on a 12-fight winning streak, finishing 6 of his last 7 opponents in the first round. Jake has been ranked in the Top 10 since 2004. In his last Strikeforce fight Shields defeated Robbie Lawler via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:02 of round 1. Jake has his own gym the Jake Shields' Gracie Fighter Berkeley Academy in California.

"As a lifelong vegetarian, supplements are an important part of my living a healthy life and help make up for the missing vitamins, minerals and proteins which are not present in my diet" said Shields. "Especially in training the hours I do in combat sports, my body needs the nutrition Champion provides."

Champion Nutrition's President Mark Post commented, "Jake is great for the sport of mixed martial arts. He works hard, follows good values and is passionate about the sport. Because of this he is more successful in life and has become an example to follow." Post added that, "Jake is an awesome addition of our growing TapouT Sports Nutrition athlete team with a tremendous fan following. Our goal is to support him in any way we can to help him become World Champion."

About Champion Nutrition
Champion Nutrition is a Sunrise, FL based developer, marketer and manufacturer of performance-based sports nutrition products. Champion maintains its own 135,000 square foot GMP-certified manufacturing facility. Currently in their 26th year, Champion's attention to product formulation for athletic performance is legendary and makes them one of the most well-respected sports nutrition companies in the industry. Champion Nutrition signed a licensing agreement last April with TapouT®, the premier mixed martial arts apparel, gear and lifestyle brand to offer sports enthusiasts TapouT Sports Nutrition products. Under this relationship, Champion Nutrition will develop and market the Tapout Sports Nutrition brand for the US and Internationally. The brand has already been accepted for distribution in October at retailers GNC, Stop & Shop, Fred Meyer and on line retailers BodyBuilding.com, Amazon.com, MMAWarehouse.com and TapouT.com. Champion Nutrition is the official sports nutrition company of American Top Team. American Top Team is one of the largest and most active Mixed Martial Arts ("MMA") teams in the world. For more information, visit: http://www.championnutrition.com or http://www.tapoutsn.com

Media contact:
Champion Nutrition
Attn: Greg Henry
1301 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway
Sunrise, FL 33323
954-233-3300 ext. 1207

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