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Jake Shields suspended for 6 months after using illegal substance for UFC 150

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UFC fighter Jake Shields was suspended for six months by the Colorado Boxing Commission for using a banned substance for his UFC 150 fight against Ed Herman.

Shields won that particular fight with a decision, with all three judges scoring the fight 30-27, sending his MMA career to 28–6–1. It hasn’t been revealed yet if the UFC will reverse the score Shields was busted.

“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,” the 33 year old fighter said in a statement.

“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.”

There were no mentions of what banned substance he used.

Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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