Jake Shields Suspended 6 Months by Colorado Boxing Commission

In his return to middleweight, Jake Shields tested positive for a banned substance following his August 11 win over Ed Herman at UFC 150 in Denver, Colorado.

Jake Shields ended up winning the fight via unanimous decision, but today, the UFC fighter issued a statement stating he’s been suspended for 6 months by the Colorado Boxing Commission and apologized to the fans. The outcome of his fight, being a W for Shields, will most likely be overturned to a No Contest by the commission following the suspension and positive test result.

A statement from 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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