Report: Jake Shields Win Over Ed Herman Overturned, Now Stands as No Contest
By FCF Staff
As a result of Jake Shields testing positive for a banned substance, and his subsequent six month suspension, the middleweight’s decision win he scored over Ed Herman at UFC 150 in August has reportedly been changed to a no contest result.
Last week, Shields announced that he had been suspended by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Office of Boxing, due to his aforementioned test. No details regarding the nature of the substance were disclosed in a prepared statement from Shields or by Colorado authorities.
Shields’s recent statement read:
“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.”
The Colorado agency could not be immediately reached regarding the no contest ruling, which was reported by MMA Junkie.
Shields returned to the middleweight division for the first time since 2010 when he fought Herman, after going 2-2 in the UFC welterweight division.