WSOF’s Ryan Ford Suspended 6 Months For Failure to Disclose Broken Arm Prior To Fight With Jake Shields
The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission has handed World Series of Fighting welterweight Ryan Ford a six month suspension for failing to disclose an injury in his pre-fight medicals.
Ryan Ford took on Jake Shields for the at World Series of Fighting 14, which took place in Edmonton, Alberta Canada on October 11th. Ford hid the fact that he was going into the fight with a broken arm, which breaches the policy of the Athletic commission, in regards to giving full disclosure of all health issues going into a fight.
ECSC Executive Director Pat Reid revealed the news to MMA Junkie. Ford lost the fight to Shields in the first round via rear-naked choke, then released a video showing that his arm was broken two weeks prior to the fight.
MMA Junkie reached out to Ford and got this comment on the situation:
“What’s fair or not fair doesn’t really matter. It is what it is. It’s funny cause guys go into fights always injured. They have said it after fights in interviews broken hands, ribs, nose torn, knees. Do they get suspended?
Maybe not a broken arm lol but that’s the difference that separates me from others. Not going to appeal. Six months is six months. I have time to heal and recover and fight in the new year.”
The loss to Shields halted Ford’s six fight winning streak. Ford claimed he hid the injury because he needed the money he was going to get from the Shields fight. Here’s the video Ford released after his fight at World Series of Fighting 14.