Pat Reid, executive director of the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission, said Ford got the ban for lying about his health on his statutory declaration to a commissioner of oaths.
Ford (22-5) took the main event fight to Shields (30-7) in the early going but lost via submission at four minutes 29 seconds of the first round at the Edmonton Expo Centre on Oct. 11.
After the fight, Ford released a video, which he said was made Oct. 2, acknowledging he had broken his ulna — one of the two long bones in the forearm — two days earlier in training.
He said he fought with the injury because he needed the paycheque.
Fighters had to go through pre-fight blood work, MRIs and eye examination before going through physical testing in front of a doctor and an exercise physiologist.
Ford had to do 10 knuckle push-ups among the tests.