Sean Sherk Wants Top Contender When He Returns

A little-known fact about Sean Sherk. Did you know that in a twelve year, forty fight career, Sherk has only ever lost to fighters who were, or went on to be, UFC champions?

-Matt Hughes beat Sherk to defend his UFC Welterweight title.
-Georges St Pierre beat Sherk shortly before winning the UFC Welterweight title.
-BJ Penn beat Sherk to unify the UFC Lightweight title.
-Frankie Edgar beat Sherk on his way to the UFC Lightweight title.

The fact is Sean Sherk has made a career of beating top contenders, and only losing to the elite of the sport. Sherk most recently defeated top prospect Evan Dunham at UFC 119, in a much-disputed decision, which also took Fight Of The Night honors. After a long layoff, Sherk has told MMA Fight Corner (via FiveKnuckles) that he will return shortly, but is only looking for a top contender:

“I should be back in early fall. I want another contender. Just want to keep fighting contenders and keep fighting guys that I feel like they have something to offer me, because anytime I fight somebody and I’ve been in the industry for so long, I’ve accomplished so much, anybody that I fight it’s going to be a big fight for them. It’s going to be a big win if they beat me. So I got to put my butt on the line and I want to fight another top contender. Someone whose got some momentum going so if I beat them it furthers my career as well. So it’s kind of a win-win for both of us you know.” 

37yr old Sean Sherk (36-4-1) holds notable wins over Evan Dunham, Tyson Griffin, Kenny Florian, Nick Diaz, Manny Gamburyan and Karo Parisyan. Sherk will look to add to his already impressive record sometime this fall, stay Addicted for news of Sherks next fight.

Published on July 25, 2011 at 12:00 am
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