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Jake Shields suspended for banned substance

Discussion in 'UFC/MMA' started by Konstantin K, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies' Boxing Commission has issued UFC fighter Jake Shields a six-month suspension for using a prohibited substance prior to his fight at UFC 150, the fighter today announced.

    Shields' reps at Authentic Sports Management emailed MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) a prepared statement from the fighter.

    In it, Shields acknowledges to using a banned substance and accepting the commission's half-year suspension.

    However, he didn't reveal what the substance was, and the commission hasn't specified what was detected in his post-fight drug test. A source told MMAjunkie.com the Association of Boxing Commissions' database currently doesn't list any information about Shields' failed test, though it'll likely be added soon.

    "Prior to my professional bout at UFC 150 in Denver, Colo., I used a substance prohibited by Colorado Boxing Commission rules," Shields stated. "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."

    It's unclear if the result of the fight will be overturned.

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    Kevin Iole ‏@KevinI
    Unconfirmed as of now, but have heard Jake Shields had an elevated T/E ratio when tested in Colorado
     
  2. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    That camp gets a gold medal in suspension & retarded behavior
     
  3. JMCC

    JMCC Registered User

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    You can add Matt Riddle and Francisco Rivera to list.

     

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