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.”