Jake Shields announced last week that he was suspended due to a failed post-fight drug test after defeating Ed Herman at UFC 150 this past August.
The news came out of nowhere, as the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Boxing Commission had yet to confirm anything.
Well, on Monday, MMAjunkie.com was able to obtain confirmation that Shields has been suspended. The substance that caused the failed drug test was not announced.
Shields (27-6-1) also had his victory over Herman changed to a no-contest, and was fined $5,000. He will be eligible to fight again in early 2013 after the six-month suspension runs out.
“We’ve been informed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Boxing Commission that Mr. Shields tested positive for a banned substance following his bout at UFC 150,” said a statement released by the UFC. “UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any performance-enhancing drugs, including the requirement that all incoming athletes be tested and cleared for PEDs. Therefore, we fully support the drug testing efforts of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Boxing Commission and will fully cooperate with the Commission regarding this matter.”
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