Sean Sherk’s Suspension Reduced but Could Still Be Stripped of Championship by Dana White

Written by Tim Ngo
December 4th, 2007

UFC Lightweight Sean Sherk

According to MMAWeekly.com, Sean Sherk’s suspension has been reduced to six months which means he could step back into the octagon as soon as January.

After months and months of frustration for current UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk, the California State Athletic Commission finally closed the books on the matter.

His fine of $2,500 was upheld, but Sherk is looking to press legal action against the commission. The ruling doesn’t clear Sherk’s name, so it’s more than likely UFC President Dana White will strip him of his title.

White had previously stripped former heavyweight champions Tim Sylvia and Josh Barnett for positive drug tests and has already gone on the record regarding Sherk’s future if he indeed flunked his test.

It’s highly possible the BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson fight would actually be for the UFC lightweight title.

Sherk would most certainly be in the front of the line to face the winner.

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