Sean Sherk Possibly Returns in April; Two Title Fights at UFC 84?

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Bemin
1/10/08 2:19:13PM
UFC Sean Sherk, a former UFC lightweight champion who was stripped of the title after his his suspension from a failed UFC 73 drug test was upheld by the California State Athletic Commission, says he will next fight in April — possibly at an April 19 UFC 84 event in Montreal.

In an interview with sportsnet.ca, Sherk said UFC officials recently told him he’d fight in April and that he hopes it’ll be at the Montreal event.

Sherk hasn’t fought since July 7, when he posted a unanimous-decision over Hermes Franca in his first title defense. However, the 34-year-old tested positive for elevated testosterone levels and the anabolic steroid Nandrolone, more commonly known as Decadurabolin, during the Sacramento, Calif. event. Sherk appealed, but after a series of delays, the commission ultimately cut his one-year suspension to six months but upheld the $2,500 fine. (He’s eligible to fight again on Jan. 3.)


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Wow if true this card is shaping up to be a real barn-burner.
tuvok500
1/10/08 2:26:39PM
LOL !!

I love the UFC !!

what a start for my first live UFC event !!

GSP/ Serra

Sherk / Bj or Joe

Shogun / TBA hope it will be Tito !!

LOL !!



StevieC
1/10/08 2:37:28PM

Posted by tuvok500

LOL !!

I love the UFC !!

what a start for my first live UFC event !!

GSP/ Serra

Sherk / Bj or Joe

Shogun / TBA hope it will be Tito !!

LOL !!







It won't be Tito if he accepts to fight Machida
Shawn17
1/10/08 2:40:42PM
great now we can see Sherk get run over by Penn.
ocho-cinco
1/10/08 2:43:19PM
They sure aren't treating him like he's guilty. I think it's bull shit that he would get an immediate title fight. Whats the point of stripping him of the belt if he fights for the title anyway? It was also bullshit that they cut his suspension in half. Why would you do that if your still calling him guilty? What the **** is the reasoning there? Did they feel bad for him or something? If he really is innocent, like he claims, then fine I'm glad he gets to fight again. But if he isn't, (like the test showed) then this whole situation is ******* stupid. I hope BJ ***** him up.
DCRage
1/10/08 2:48:42PM

Posted by tuvok500

Shogun / TBA hope it will be Tito !!


Not likely, Tito's said before his next fight is Cinco De Mayo weekend, which means May 3 or 10 (more likely the 3rd).
tuvok500
1/10/08 2:52:53PM

Posted by DCRage


Posted by tuvok500

Shogun / TBA hope it will be Tito !!


Not likely, Tito's said before his next fight is Cinco De Mayo weekend, which means May 3 or 10 (more likely the 3rd).



Yeah, well i tried to remove the Tito part but i have a problem with the edit process !!

StevieC
1/10/08 2:53:51PM

Posted by ocho-cinco

They sure aren't treating him like he's guilty. I think it's bull shit that he would get an immediate title fight. Whats the point of stripping him of the belt if he fights for the title anyway? It was also bullshit that they cut his suspension in half. Why would you do that if your still calling him guilty? What the **** is the reasoning there? Did they feel bad for him or something? If he really is innocent, like he claims, then fine I'm glad he gets to fight again. But if he isn't, (like the test showed) then this whole situation is ******* stupid. I hope BJ ***** him up.



It's obvious that Dana believes Sherk is not guilty. Plus why so pissed? It's going to be a great fight. Nobody else, IMO, can compete with either of these guys in this weight class right now.(UFC fighters only)

Your just mad cause Sherk is going to steamroll Penn....it's ok.
ohiostate1016
1/10/08 3:07:51PM

Posted by StevieC


Your just mad cause Sherk is going to steamroll Penn....it's ok.



Wanna put your money where your mouth is?
jae_1833
1/10/08 3:14:01PM
DO IT!!! BJ is going to get frustrated, and tired ( like he always does when fighting good wrestlers) I don't even have him beating Joe!!!
StevieC
1/10/08 3:41:58PM

Posted by ohiostate1016


Posted by StevieC


Your just mad cause Sherk is going to steamroll Penn....it's ok.



Wanna put your money where your mouth is?




LOL! No way! A fight is a fight, anyone can win, I never bet on fights. But I can sure analyze the hell out of them. And I don't think Penn would win. Actually, i don't think Penn would win a round.

As far as Stevenson is conserned though, I don't think he will beat Penn unless he catches him or grabs his neck, Penn is too smart for that though.

Sherk will just beat him up....
cmill21
1/10/08 4:04:04PM
Ruins whats shaping up to be a great card IMO. Sherk is basically 25 minuet's of blanket action garenteed, I ussually have a game of ping pong while he fights then come back to sherk winning a UD.
Boo_Radley21
1/10/08 4:24:43PM
Great. Sherk is going to maul Penn and shut him up for good. Looks like if Penn wins the title against Stevenson he'll lose it before having a successful title defence again.
Leland
1/10/08 4:25:01PM
Yeah sherk is not an exciting fighter by any means. I hope Penn overwhelms him with some nasty punches and takes Sean "Steroid" sherk out. he doesnt deserve instant title shot if the athletic commission deemed him guilty. Sorry!
StevieC
1/10/08 4:29:09PM

Posted by Leland

Yeah sherk is not an exciting fighter by any means. I hope Penn overwhelms him with some nasty punches and takes Sean "Steroid" sherk out. he doesnt deserve instant title shot if the athletic commission deemed him guilty. Sorry!



California State Athletic Commission.

Just clearing that up.
iamqban
1/10/08 7:32:28PM
Yeah u r right ! Hopefully BJ bit the living crap out him! Ever since Sherk and Hughes laughed whe GSP lost to Serra I have no respect for both.....they r such a sore losers!
Kracker_Jap
1/10/08 8:36:14PM
I thought BJ didn't want to fight sherk ever if he failed too overturn the drug test?
prozacnation1978
1/10/08 9:31:13PM
it won't happen watch for may being the time for the match up
canada already blew it's wad with the title fight, shogun fight, franklin vs lutter, karo vs alves it won't happen in canada just like i said it wouldn't happen in vegas for the lightweight belt
quezocrema0032
1/10/08 10:21:03PM
lmfao ... sherk beat oenn ... listin how does sherk win lay and pray ... u can never lay and pray wit bj ... he wont take him down .. and if by soime strange chance bj is distracted by the ref and lips and sherk is on top of him penn will get back up ... and beat him standing ... and tko him ... cuz penn acctually stops fights ... i dont like fighters that dont finish ... sherk may be able to lay and pray ken and hermes ... but none of them have take down D like penn ... hughes couldnt take him down at 170 ... he wont get taken down at 155 ... i cant belive some people going against the prodigy
Aether
1/10/08 10:22:05PM
I agree, it seems pretty unlikely that this fight will take place in Canada. Having GSP fight to get his title back in his home country for their first Canadian event just makes sense, but putting another highly anticipated title match on the same card does not. From a business perspective the UFC is going to want to space their title matches out because the majority of viewers are casual fans who generally only tune in to see the big names (which essentially just means the title fights, or top contender matchups.)
EpicTerran
1/11/08 1:52:25AM
I think BJ Penn will tool sherk , people talk about how hes going to steamroll penn, with what ? his strength ? BJ has taken on the 2 best welterweights in the world who are both crazy strong , especially GSP , Penn dominates hughes first fight , goes a to very close split decision with GSP and dominates hughes in 2nd fight until his rib gets broken and he gasses out. That being said , both of those fighters hold wins over sherk, matt hughes proving that hes stronger then sherk and gsp just all-around better then sherk , so if anyone thinks bj is going to have problems with sherks muscle , think again , and we know sherk isnt going to throw some wild punch to knock BJ out cuz his striking isnt anywhere near that level , no sherk is going to do the only thing he knows how and thats go for takedowns and try to wear bj down , thats not going to work though because bj can handle strong guys and he is so incredibly flexible and has such amazing takedown defense i think sherk is in for a huge surprise , i actually consider joe stevenson a bigger threat because he is so much more well rounded
StevieC
1/11/08 12:00:51PM
A lot of nut hugging on BJ's side but ofcourse when you get found guilty of steriods not many people will be on your side....

Sherks only two loses were to GSP and Hughes also, so it should be a very good fight. And if Sherk wins I hope everyone just shuts the hell up about Penn already...I wish they were fighting today......It's too bad.....
TNunley
1/11/08 1:23:10PM

Posted by StevieC

A lot of nut hugging on BJ's side but ofcourse when you get found guilty of steriods not many people will be on your side....

Sherks only two loses were to GSP and Hughes also, so it should be a very good fight. And if Sherk wins I hope everyone just shuts the hell up about Penn already...I wish they were fighting today......It's too bad.....



Definitely a lot of nut hugging on BJ... as far as being found guilty of steroids... well that's questionable. It just gives fighter bashers something to bash him about. There is so much crap involved in that case, for anyone to say for certain what happened just displays their complete ignorance.

In either case, someone mentioned something about BJ getting injured in the Hughes fight and that being the only reason he lost... yeah well, at one point in time I would have probably backed that argument. Then again, that was before I knew BJ got injured. I was under the impression watching the fight that BJ had just gassed really badly, and that it was due to a short notice on taking the fight. I felt that if he had more time to prepare, then the outcome would have been different... then when I realized it was an injury... I didn't think it was any different than a fighter getting cut in a fight and end up losing because of the cut, or because blood got in their eyes and they couldn't see. The injury was a result of something Hughes did, and therefore won Hughes the fight. It's no different than if a K-1 fighter gets kicked in the shin enough times that his leg breaks... he loses because of an injury, but ultimately the injury is because the other fighter beat the piss out of him.

Someone mentioned something about Penn going the distance with GSP... don't get me wrong, GSP is one of my favorite fighters, but he also seems to keep me on the edge of my seat more than anyone else. He has the tools to destroy anyone in the WW division, and maybe a few other divisions... but until he steps into the octagon it's hard to say if he will win the fight or not... So when saying he fought GSP the only thing that matters is that he lost, just like Sherk... besides MMAth never works.

I see a lot of people jumping off the BJ Penn bandwagon if he ends up losing to Stevenson or to Sherk. You don't have to like the way Sherk fights, but you can't change the fact that if he wins... he wins. I personally don't see why people find his fighting so boring, he absolutely dominates when he's fighting... it's not any different than when Chuck Liddell dominates/dominated people striking, or when Penn dominates/dominated people in JiuJitsu. Hell someone who has no JiuJitsu knowledge would probably think that a JiuJitsu fight is pretty boring as well. It's a matter of opinion, but the one thing that doesn't change is a win is a win, and a loss is a loss.
StevieC
1/11/08 1:30:05PM

Posted by TNunley


Posted by StevieC

A lot of nut hugging on BJ's side but ofcourse when you get found guilty of steriods not many people will be on your side....

Sherks only two loses were to GSP and Hughes also, so it should be a very good fight. And if Sherk wins I hope everyone just shuts the hell up about Penn already...I wish they were fighting today......It's too bad.....



Definitely a lot of nut hugging on BJ... as far as being found guilty of steroids... well that's questionable. It just gives fighter bashers something to bash him about. There is so much crap involved in that case, for anyone to say for certain what happened just displays their complete ignorance.

In either case, someone mentioned something about BJ getting injured in the Hughes fight and that being the only reason he lost... yeah well, at one point in time I would have probably backed that argument. Then again, that was before I knew BJ got injured. I was under the impression watching the fight that BJ had just gassed really badly, and that it was due to a short notice on taking the fight. I felt that if he had more time to prepare, then the outcome would have been different... then when I realized it was an injury... I didn't think it was any different than a fighter getting cut in a fight and end up losing because of the cut, or because blood got in their eyes and they couldn't see. The injury was a result of something Hughes did, and therefore won Hughes the fight. It's no different than if a K-1 fighter gets kicked in the shin enough times that his leg breaks... he loses because of an injury, but ultimately the injury is because the other fighter beat the piss out of him.

Someone mentioned something about Penn going the distance with GSP... don't get me wrong, GSP is one of my favorite fighters, but he also seems to keep me on the edge of my seat more than anyone else. He has the tools to destroy anyone in the WW division, and maybe a few other divisions... but until he steps into the octagon it's hard to say if he will win the fight or not... So when saying he fought GSP the only thing that matters is that he lost, just like Sherk... besides MMAth never works.

I see a lot of people jumping off the BJ Penn bandwagon if he ends up losing to Stevenson or to Sherk. You don't have to like the way Sherk fights, but you can't change the fact that if he wins... he wins. I personally don't see why people find his fighting so boring, he absolutely dominates when he's fighting... it's not any different than when Chuck Liddell dominates/dominated people striking, or when Penn dominates/dominated people in JiuJitsu. Hell someone who has no JiuJitsu knowledge would probably think that a JiuJitsu fight is pretty boring as well. It's a matter of opinion, but the one thing that doesn't change is a win is a win, and a loss is a loss.






Couldn't agree with you more...
sammyd1213
1/11/08 1:44:33PM
Yeah Sherk will be fighting Stevenson and will likely lay on him for 5 rounds.. too bad... WAR STEVENSON!!!!
quezocrema0032
1/12/08 12:30:51AM
NO NUT HUGGING .... u guys are just not getting it lol ... if u guys say st peirre beats penn i could see where ur comming from but sherk is such a streatch its ridiculous lol ... sigh w.e imma have 2 wait for penn 2 prove it
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