Jake Shields reports suspension for use of 'prohibited substance'

source: authenticsportsmgmt.com

On 11 August 2012 on the main card of UFC 150 in Denver, CO, Jake Shields outgrappled Ed Herman taking a comfortable unanimous decision victory.

However, in a statement released by his management, Shields reports that he tested positive for a prohibited substance, and has been suspended for six months.

There is no word on what the prohibited substance was.


Authentic Sports Management today issued the following statement on behalf of UFC athlete Jake Shields:

"To my friends, fans and the UFC,

Prior to my professional bout at UFC 150 in Denver, Colorado, I used a substance prohibited by Colorado Boxing Commission rules.

This was a mistake that I fully regret. I have shared this issue with my family and the UFC and I have apologized to them and now I also apologize to you, the fans. I promise this will never occur again in my fighting career.

I accept the Boxing Commission's decision for a six-month suspension, which will expire in February. I ask that you accept my apology. I will be back fighting soon, and hope that the fans of MMA will support me until that time."

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Founded in 2010 and based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Authentic Sports Management® (ASM) is a premier sports management and marketing company with a mandate to help clients grow and succeed while building foundations, a personal brand and establishing a life-long positive legacy. Led by Glenn Robinson, President, Neal Tabachnick, General Counsel and Jon Rubinstein, Senior Partner, ASM primarily represents and supports top athletes in mixed martial arts, the fastest growing sport in the world.

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BoilerBrawnByBeatdown site profile image  

11/14/12 10:42 PM by BoilerBrawnByBeatdown


NickLaney site profile image  

11/14/12 10:41 PM by NickLaney

Pretty sure the reason the commission never disclosed what he tested positive for is because of the medical disclosure laws in CO...

Lord Kancho site profile image  

11/14/12 9:36 PM by Lord Kancho

this is how i respect athletes handling their busts. Carwin, on the other hand...

eljamaiquino site profile image  

11/14/12 8:27 PM by eljamaiquino

Roids IMO. If it were just weed, they would have said it...

NickLaney site profile image  

11/14/12 6:20 PM by NickLaney

Also VTFU annnnnnnndddddddd Cannabis is now fully legal in CO..... Did it ever come out what Shields popped for?

CindyO site profile image  

10/17/12 12:49 AM by CindyO

I gave him one for you;)   Cindy

Hessian site profile image  

10/16/12 3:42 PM by Hessian

Seems they are not going to release what it was.My guess will be roids since it is obvious favors are being done just to keep his name clear.Would not want a hyped up Zuffa fighter to be outed.Since when do commissions take this long to take action and hide the reason for the suspension?

spliff site profile image  

10/16/12 1:02 AM by spliff

yeah that shit happens alot on the app

HisOrHerpes site profile image  

10/16/12 12:48 AM by HisOrHerpes

Huh, that was odd...on the app and it took me to an after dark thread. It was fackin awesome!

HisOrHerpes site profile image  

10/16/12 12:47 AM by HisOrHerpes

How did I get to this thread after clicking the "shields suspended for 6 months" thread??