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Sean Sherk's Suspension Reduced

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UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk (Pictures), who was suspended for one year after testing positive for Nandrolone Metabolites following his victory over Hermes Franca (Pictures) at UFC 73 on July 7, had his suspension reduced to six months on Tuesday, reports Sherdog.com editor Josh Gross.

The California State Athletic Commission upheld a fine of $2500. Sherk, 34, will be eligible to return to the Octagon in January.

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Post #1   12/4/07 3:01:29PM   

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so, basically he is guilty .

6 month or 12 month it is the same in matter of his guilt .


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Post #2   12/4/07 3:07:50PM   

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I'm really glad that it''s official. Now I don't have to use words like alleged or worry about fighter bashing. I think admitting he did it should be a pre requisite to fighting again. BTW, It's absolutely pathetic that he got it reduced just cuz he fought. Most guys have the balls to admit when they have done something wrong. But that's how it often works in courts. Even traffic tix you can often get rid of just by fighting and wasting their time and money. So he achieved that. We've all known for a long time he's a juicer and now the proof is in the pudding.

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Post #4   12/4/07 3:29:12PM   

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What is the motivation behind reducing the suspension? Did he plead "guilty with explanation" or something?!

Post #5   12/4/07 3:34:33PM   

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I'm glad thats over. Now Sherk will tell us what he really thinks without fear of pissing off the commission.

I bet he never fights in CA (by choice) ever again.

Post #6   12/4/07 3:40:30PM   

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sherk vs. penn in the near future, i dont care if sherk is guilty or not this fight could be the most anticipated of the year.

Post #7   12/4/07 3:51:29PM   

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This is kinda bad, in this scenario.

Sherk can fight by January but Bj is already fighting Joe Daddy. I dont think dana will strip sherk of the belt and if BJ beats Joe. Bj said he doesnt want to fight sherk if he is guilty.

So either you strip sherk of the title. Or See if Joe beats BJ.

Post #8   12/4/07 3:53:41PM   

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i'll be suprised if he's not stripped of the belt. Examples must be made....on every level.

hopefully lesson learned.

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What is the motivation behind reducing the suspension?

I would not be suprised if the commision did not just F&%K the whole thing up and reduce his suspenion so he can fight asap but are still calling him guilty, (and colleting the money) just to try to make them self look better. or he could just be guilty

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The BJ vs Joe fight will be a No. 1 contender fight now more than likely. I doubt they will keep an interm title hanging around when an eligible champion is active.

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Maybe Sherk knowingly took steroids, maybe he didnt. Probably only he knows. Either way, if you are fined and suspended for using them, you should lose the belt. You cannot make exceptions here.

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Post #13   12/4/07 5:38:16PM   

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Posted by JimiMak

I'm really glad that it''s official. Now I don't have to use words like alleged or worry about fighter bashing. I think admitting he did it should be a pre requisite to fighting again. BTW, It's absolutely pathetic that he got it reduced just cuz he fought. Most guys have the balls to admit when they have done something wrong. But that's how it often works in courts. Even traffic tix you can often get rid of just by fighting and wasting their time and money. So he achieved that. We've all known for a long time he's a juicer and now the proof is in the pudding.



Man, that's bullshit. For a long time we've "known"? The **** we have, he's fought 35 times and this is the first time any test has indicated this. Is it because only the wonderful CSAC (which is clearly above reproach in these matters) could manage to nab him? He passed a polygraph saying he didn't knowingly use steroids. One of the supplements was shown to be tainted, with no way of him knowing this.

You want to say that it's his responsibility to know these things, and to not use so many supplements, fine, that's a different argument. If you want to say, even if he wasn't using to his knowledge, he should be punished anyway, because it still helped him win (which is how I feel), fine. But to impugn his character, saying he's a 'juicer', and somehow discredit his very impressive record based on this one very questionable circumstance, saying it's completely damning evidence? That's complete bull.

It's amazing the hatred for this guy.

Post #14   12/4/07 6:30:35PM   

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Why would the change the sentence? Are they saying they were partially wrong, like he only took half steroids? That doesnt even make sense. Did I miss something? You either cheated or you didnt. Either full suspension or none, right?

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