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Sean Sherk stalls the LW division … again.

Well, it was Sean Sherk’s birthday on Sunday. I know what you’re thinking: what do you get someone who seems to have everything? How about a nice extension from the CSAC regarding your steroid charges?

Sherk did not appear before the CSAC panel but his attorney Howard Jacobs requested a continuance for the appeal as he was unable to obtain the proper paperwork in a timely manner in order to thoroughly represent Sherk’s effort of clearing his name and year-long suspension due to testing positive for Nandrolone Metabolite.

With a majority vote the commission granted Sherk a continuance for the next meeting scheduled for October.

“We are going to look at the test results and documents,” said Jacobs after the CSAC granted the extension. “Sean Sherk’s stance is that he did not take steroids. On Oct. 2006, he tested negative for steroids and this recent positive test was a very low level of steroids, so we have to investigate and make sure everything was done correctly.”

Don’t you just love the fact that this continuance was based on the CSAC not providing Sherk’s lawyer with the “proper paperwork in a timely manner”? Here’s where I hate being right … back when Sherk announced he’d picked up Howard Jacobs, one of the top juice-monkey lawyers out there, I predicted Jacobs would drag this shit out as long as possible. Never mind the fact that he’s already making misleading statements regarding the levels of Nandrolone in Sherk’s urine.

Of course, this means Sherk’s belt is once again off the market for the foreseeable future. But hey, who wanted to see BJ Penn fight for the lightweight belt anyways? This is the second time he’s done this. After winning the belt, he immediately took 9 months off to undergo surgery for a pre-existing injury. Sherk actually hid the injury from everyone, knowing that the UFC wouldn’t have given him a title shot if they had known he was going to be on the shelf for more than a year. So thanks again, Sean. You’re single handedly fucking the lightweight division up.

  • BigFern says:

    Sherk’s a fuckin douche…and so is Florian…i just wanna punch that dude in his big schnoz.

  • Jonathan says:

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with taking time off to heal after he won the belt. Wasn’t the criticism of Georges St. Pierre that he didn’t fight through his injuries but instead chose to pull out? Sherk knew that he would be Florian…so you are basically asking him NOT to win the belt, which makes perfect sense from your perspective, but probably not his.

    Still, it sucks that all of this is happening again to the LW division. From Jens coming back and getting KOed by Lauzon to this…maybe the LW division is cursed?

  • MJC_123 says:

    Mr Muscle Shark.
    Hand in the title….In doing so you are recognising the UFC cannot have the LW title only defended once every 2 years. If you are proved innocent in this steroid debacle, the fans and Dana will welcome you back with open arms and you will get a title shot, first match back.

    When and IF however you are proven wrong and found a junkie whore, the UFC at least has the LW belt on someone else and you can sit on the sidelines for a few months eating squirrel food.

  • There’s a big difference between pulling out of a fight because you’ve been injured and accepting a title fight when you know you’re going to be on the shelf for almost a year right afterwards. Sherk was given the title shot for his first bout at LW … don’t tell me he wouldn’t have been given the same opportunity down the road if he’d had the surgery first.

    It makes sense for Sherk to do what he did. But the fans have a perfectly legitimate reason to be fucking pissed. Doubly so now with this steroid garbage.