Ed Herman told Steph Daniels of Bloodyelbow.com that he believes Jake Shields used performance enhancing drugs in their fight, in which Sheilds edged out a decision victory. “I think Colorado is one of the HIPAA privacy states where they weren’t allowed to release what he tested positive for. I’m pretty sure it was for some type of performance enhancing substance, just by looking at his physique going in to the fight. He looked pretty puffed up and exhibited the common signs. As an athlete, you can recognize those signs. I can’t guarantee it, but I’m pretty positive that it was for some kind of performance enhancing drug. If it really was for marijuana, it’s a lot easier for a guy to come right out and say, ‘I smoked a joint, sorry.’ You get a little less criticism that way than if you cheated and used a performance enhancer… I noticed a significant drop in my standing in the rankings on several sites after the Shields fight. I feel that if he wasn’t cheating, and you know, taking the Superman stuff, it would have been a different fight. Even though it was turned into a no contest, my rank has still come down. I didn’t get my hand raised. I didn’t get that win bonus check, which is a huge difference for us. I feel that loss financially and emotionally. It sucks.” Accusing Shields of PED usage based on the fact that he didn’t come out and say “I smoked a joint” is very reckless on Herman’s part. And as far I can remember, I don’t remember Shields ever being “flabby” in a fight, so his physique didn’t raise my eyebrows. If I were a betting man, I would bet on marijuana, given the crowd he rolls with. But, if Shields never comes out and says it, we won’t know for sure.