Jake Shields Tests Positive For Banned Substances Following UFC 150 Win, Suspended Six-Months

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Unbeknown until today, UFC middleweight Jake Shields tested positive for banned substances for his UFC 150 fight on Aug. 11 against Ed Herman, which he won by unanimous decision.

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.

Mike Bohn, founder and lead writer of FightCove.com, wrote this article. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBohnMMA. Also, follow @FightCove on Twitter and “Like” Fight Cove on Facebook.

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  • Chris00821

    What a fucking cheater. His win over Ed Herman should be overruled. Clearly the only reason he was able to stick on Herman like white on rice is because he was on the roids.

    • Thor

      Dude Shields did to Herman what he does to everyone he fights. That’s his style. He sticks to people. He even did that to Henderson, who is one of the best wrestlers in the game. I have a feeling he smoked a little weed with the Diaz bros thinking he could get away with it.

  • chrisisanassumingfool

    You dont even know what substance it was chris.

  • InsiderKnowledge

    He trains with the Diaz boys. Do we seriously need to ask what “banned substance” was found?

    • RampageLOL

      The question is…do we care what substance it was? Six months without having to watch Jake Shields? Color me excited.