UFC middleweight Jake Shields released a statement through his management team, that he is currently suspended six months by the Colorado athletic commission, for testing positive for a banned substance in a UFC 150 post-fight drug test.
“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.”
It’s unknown what the actual substance was at this time. Once it’s revealed we will be updating this post.