Luke Thomas of SB Nation writes about Jake Shields, a UFC fighter whose father recently died. Shields is literally fighting through his father Jack’s August 29 death – and is slated to fight Jake Ellenberger this Saturday night in UFC Fight Night 25.

Yeah bro, we just mentioned two Jakes, a Jack and a Luke. This story just crapped crazy-wafers.

Getting back on track…Thomas also pointed to a couple of other athletes that have had to suffer the loss of a father – and continued to excel at their sport. Thomas talks about Brett Favre, Michael Jordan, and two lesser-known high school athletes, Luke Soroko and Garrett Schaner. Check out the sauce for Thomas’ story.

Sauce: SB Nation