As a result of the the positive test, Shields (28-6-1) was suspended for six-months by the Colorado Boxing Commission.
It is unknown at this time exactly what substance Shields tested positive for as his positive test is not filed on the Colorado Boxing Commission’s official website.
Authentic Sports Management, Shields’ management group, sent out a press release confirming the positive test and suspension. A statement from Shields was included in the release.
“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.”
This is the first time in Shields’ 35-fight professional career that he has tested positive for banned substances.
Whether Shields’ win over Herman will remain a win on his resume of be overturned into a no contest is unknown.