Sean "Muscle Shark" Sherk recently came off a 6-month suspension and a $2,500 USD fine. Now, the Muscle Shark says that he is ready to get the "true lightweight title" once and for all. However, he’s going to have to get through BJ Penn on May 24th at the UFC 84: Ill Will event in Nevada.
Sherk was originally suspended for 1 year and fined $2500 USD as he tested positive for Nandrolone. Nandrolone is an illegal anabolic steroid used to enhance muscle growth, bone density and it stimulates your appetite. Sherk immediately appealed the positive test, claiming that the lab results were absolutely wrong.
After several months of appealing, Sherk was able to cut his suspension in half. However, Dana White and the UFC stripped his lightweight belt and left the lightweight division title vacant. It was a rough year for the former champ as he battled his way through hearings in order to get to where he is today. He is now suspension-free and good to go.
When asked if he’d fight in California again, this was Sean Sherk’s response:
“Absolutely not…“It won’t even be offered to me. The way
(the CSAC does) stuff is very biased. They don’t have rules; they don’t have
regulations …they make stuff up as they go…There needs to be some kind of
regulation. They want to follow WADA when it benefits them; they want to change
things when it benefits them. Nobody overlooks them. There’s got to be some
sort of backlash to everything that’s happened in the last five months.”
(props to mmaweekly.com)