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Post subject: If guilty, sherk will be stripped of title Post Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:07 am
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Dana White: If Found Guilty, Sean Sherk Will Be Stripped of Title
on August 24, 2007 at 2:45 am ET
If Sean Sherk’s appeal of a failed UFC 73 drug test is denied by the California State Athletic Commission, UFC President Dana White says he will strip the UFC lightweight champion of his belt.
White made the comments during a UFC 74 press conference in Las Vegas yesterday afternoon.
Sherk defeated Hermes Franca via unanimous decision at UFC 73, which took place July 7 at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. However, after the championship bout, both fighters tested positive for anabolic steroids and were promptly fined $2,500 and suspended one year by the CSAC.
Sherk tested positive for elevated testosterone levels and nandrolone, an anabolic steroid.
Sherk maintains his innocence, and in a statement he released after the failed test, said he was investigating possible causes of the failed test with his attorney.
A source close to Sherk recently told UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) that the fighter’s legal team is testing a variety of supplements the fighter consumed during his training for UFC 73. According to the source, Sherk’s team hopes it can point to one of the over-the-counter supplements as the reason he unknowingly ingested a banned substance.
Sherk has retained Los Angeles attorney Howard Jacobs, who’s represented some of the sporting world’s biggest names in doping cases.
His appeal will be held in October.
Sherk (32-2-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC) won the vacant lightweight title by defeating Kenny Florian at UFC 64 in October 2006. His fight with Franca was his first title defense.
Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:32 pm
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He is going to end up screwing himself in the end. Right now he has to pay a fine and is temporarily suspended. If he appeals and loses he will loose his belt and possible sponsors in addition to the fine and suspension. If you get busted using the sauce, just come clean and pay the piper.
Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:10 pm
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But if he didn’t, go ahead and appeal. Nate Marquardt tested a 49 and got cleared because of supplements. Sherk tested a 12. It’s very possible that he is innocent. And until his appeals process is over, I am not going to be so quick to judge. Greg Nelson (Sherk’s trainer) is one of the most moral and stand up guys in the entire world. I know for a FACT this wouldn’t be allowed on his watch.
Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:36 pm
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Right, Sherk tested a 12…..Royce, on the other hand, tested something like a 90! Everyone else who has tested positive for steroids have had very high numbers compared to Sherk.
Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:15 pm
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Being that someone’s career is on the line, I honestly hope he is cleared.
However, if he is in fact guilty, still appeals and then loses anyways, then he has no one else to blame but himself for the consequences.
I guess this is where integrity plays in.
Post subject: PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:09 am
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re Nate: boosted testosterone from supplements? what sort of supplements was he taking!!!!
sherks title fight was dissapointing imo. he just pinned and didn’t do much else at all.
womens fights are never boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post subject: PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:43 am
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gee – who would be surprised if cage fighters gorge on steroids and painkillers? and why should white care as long as the fans love the fight? it is not like he is concerned about their wellbeing more than he is of posible lawsuit and lawmaking
Post subject: PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:49 pm
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as much negative news as steriods bring, it is good that Dana (or any organization) is doing what he can now to keep steriods from getting to deeply intrenched in MMA……..whatever his motivation is, it is still good for the sport.
and who is to say that he isn’t doing what he believes is good for the sport? I think he loves MMA and has done a good job with it (better than anyone else so far) It’s not his fault that he and his fighters have gotten stinkin’ rich from it!
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