Former UFC fighter Sherman Pendergarst loses battle with cancer

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grappler0000
7/20/12 2:31:09PM
MMA veteran Sherman Pendergarst passed away this morning after a two-year fight with rectal and colon cancer. He was 45.

"He always cared for others more than himself," Pendergarst coach Pat Miletich today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) via text. "He told me a few months ago that he had lived a great life and reached his goals and was at peace."

Pendergarst made a lone octagon appearance at UFC 65, where he lost to Antoni Hardonk. The former heavyweight and light heavyweight also made a lone appearance for Bellator and fought current UFC fighter Joey Beltran at Bellator 5 in May 2009. His overall professional record was 11-18, though he faced many big-show vets, including Shane Carwin, during his seven-year career.

Not even his illness could keep him from competing. He fought just five months ago at a local event in Fargo, N.D., while still suffering from the effects of cancer...

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pmoney
7/20/12 2:59:16PM
Rest in Peace Sherman.

That's always sad to hear, cancer still claims SO many lives. I honestly wonder how someone with cancer can get cleared to fight though...
cowcatcher
7/20/12 3:11:10PM
RIP Tank
DrivenDavies15
7/20/12 3:26:25PM
Alwways sad to see someone pass away too young. Rest in Paradise Sherman
Chael_Sonnen
7/20/12 3:34:33PM
RIP brother - - no more pain and suffering - - only peace.
Budgellism
7/20/12 5:23:24PM
R.I.P. Pendergarst

That dude wasn't afraid to fight anyone
prophecy033
7/20/12 6:23:47PM
RIP Sherman

This is tough news to hear. Far too young
meier
7/20/12 7:38:04PM
My prayers go out to his loved ones.
Franklinfan47
7/21/12 12:27:10AM
RIP Went out like a true warrior.
Boo_Radley21
7/21/12 5:24:54PM
oh man. and right after making the 50 worst list RIP