Jake Shields Suspended for Six Months After Failing UFC 150 Drugs Test

UFC middleweight, Jake Shields has tested positive for banned substances following his UFC 150 win over Ed Herman this past August in Denver, Colorado. It is unknown whether Herman will petition to have the unanimous decision defeat overturned to a no contest.

Shields issued a statement regarding his PED use:

“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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