Jake Shields reports suspension for use of ‘prohibited substance’

Friday, October 12, 2012

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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