Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!

Sean Sherk talks UFC 84 loss to BJ Penn

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

SmileR

Buy the ticket, take the ride

SmileR Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,346
Career:1,284-761
Joined:Dec 2007
Chips:
986
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder Sean "The Muscle Shark" Sherk was defeated by reigning champion B.J. Penn at UFC 84. Like most other perfectionists, Sherk is his own worst critic.

"There's a few things I should have and would have done different if I could do it again," Sean Sherk told MMAWeekly.com. "You know? You always look back after the fight is over and you say, “I should have done this, I wish I would have done that.” It's the same thing. There's a couple of things I could have done differently. All and all, I guess I came here with something to prove hopefully I did that."

Penn was consistently able to land his jab throughout the fight. Given a second chance, Sherk said he would have implemented more head movement among other things. "I know a lot of times when he was hitting that jab was when I stopped moving. I stopped moving my head, and his placement on punches was really good," said the Minnesota native.

"He kept finding, as you can see, he kept finding my eye. He was working that cut. He has a real fast jab and good placement on it, so I should have kept my head moving a little more."

Following the fight, many questioned Sherk's strategy to remain standing with Penn. "I wanted to show everyone that I can box,” said Sherk. "People want to see diversity in this sport. I'm not a one-dimensional fighter like people think I am, and I came here with something to prove.

"I wanted to gain respect back from the fans, first of all. Secondly, I wanted to give the fans something they paid for. People paid a lot of money to come see this fight, so I wanted to hopefully re-establish myself I guess is what I'm trying to say."

Sean Sherk finds himself back in the mix of UFC lightweight contenders. While it's not a career path he wanted to take, it makes for several interesting match ups for the former lightweight champion


Link

Last edited 5/28/08 7:04PM server time by SmileR
Edit note/reason: n/a

_______________________________________
"RIP Evan Tanner, a real life trail blazer."

I was born to lead, not to read!!!!

Post #1   5/28/08 7:00:33PM   

wrona666

In Full Mount

wrona666 Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:788
Career:1,102-674
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
79
Never been a fan of Sherk's, but i can definately respect him after this fight....Showing that he does have decent stand up skills and tried to impliment them instead of lay and pray for five rounds.....

Post #2   5/28/08 7:14:26PM   

thesteven5918

Learning to Sprawl

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:40
Career:164-110
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
2
i thought sherk honestly had it... dont get it twisted i love bj and i wasnt surprised that he won i just thought sherk woulda won... but the best man won BJ... sherk will be back

Post #3   5/28/08 7:49:38PM   

holt8081

MMA Sensei

holt8081 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,397
Career:604-346
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
147
I dont think we watched the same fight, Penn had that fight won from the start.

Post #4   5/28/08 7:53:47PM   

wrona666

In Full Mount

wrona666 Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:788
Career:1,102-674
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
79

Posted by holt8081

I dont think we watched the same fight, Penn had that fight won from the start.


He was definately winning the whole fight, but Sherk did impress me with being able to stand in there and throw for three rounds.....

Post #5   5/28/08 7:58:19PM   

jgtribbett

MMA Sensei

jgtribbett Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,118
Career:553-358
Joined:Mar 2007
Camp: Team BloodLoss
Chips:
43
i think he looked good... i mean.. ppl say.. see he lost.. he was on steroids.. but the truth is.. he just fought BJ Penn.. thats ******* BJ Penn.. thats why he lost .. cause he fought bj penn haha.
but i think we'll see him come back strong

Post #6   5/28/08 8:11:35PM   

Wolf

MMA Regular

Wolf Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:190
Career:378-248
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Team Bullshido
Chips:
38

Posted by holt8081

I dont think we watched the same fight, Penn had that fight won from the start.



I think he was saying that he had sherk picked to win the fight in advance and was surprised at how the fight actually went.

Post #7   5/28/08 8:19:56PM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,852
Career:2,497-1,576
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,014
I honestly think Sherk had a horrible game plan....IF BJ can stand and bang with Hughes and GSP...who are large WW....then he can sure stand and bang with Sherk (obviously) but BJ has shown that he has had trouble in the past with a long match against strong wrestlers who actually get the fight to the ground. I think Sherk should have shown a more well rounded game, got the fight to the ground and worked some GNP. However Sherks GNP hasn't been all that great lately. I think this game plan can get Huerta/Florian to victory.

Post #8   5/28/08 9:53:41PM   

aaa9erh8er

Belt Contender

aaa9erh8er Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:920
Career:330-217
Joined:Oct 2007
Camp: 360 Mafia
Chips:
120
are you saying his gameplan can beat huerta/florian or thed beat him? i dont think honestly either one of them can beat sherk.(nothing against them at all)

Post #9   5/29/08 12:48:09AM   

StevieC

MMA Regular

StevieC Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:222
Career:548-340
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: Minnesota MMA Maulers
Chips:
14

Posted by aaa9erh8er

are you saying his gameplan can beat huerta/florian or thed beat him? i dont think honestly either one of them can beat sherk.(nothing against them at all)

Post #10   5/29/08 1:01:25AM   

jakeiceman

Banned

jakeiceman Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:805
Career:185-141
Joined:Apr 2007
Chips:
140

Posted by wrona666

Never been a fan of Sherk's, but i can definately respect him after this fight....Showing that he does have decent stand up skills and tried to impliment them instead of lay and pray for five rounds.....




Well said man. Everyone complained because they thought all he did was take people down and lay on them, and when he tries something new like standing with BJ even though he was at a disadvantage......still everyone complains and calls him stupid for doing so. I thought Sherk put up a helluva a fight, Penn is more of a well rounded fighter and won the fight. No shame in losing

Last edited 5/29/08 1:03AM server time by jakeiceman
Edit note/reason: n/a

Post #11   5/29/08 1:02:00AM   

telnights

MODesty

telnights Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,910
Career:1,329-737
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
539
He will be back strong but don't think he has the tools to ever beat Penn. But he will always be a force at 155 hanging in the top 5.

_______________________________________
MMA Playground Mod
Telnights
MMAplayground Rules

Post #12   5/29/08 1:02:32AM   

MMAcca

Heavyweight Champ

MMAcca Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,113
Career:1,763-1,032
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
798
So i wonder how many fights Sherk will need to win for Dana to give him another shot?

I think probably only one, but really he should have to win 2/3.

Post #13   5/29/08 1:26:41AM   

RMFG_187

Banned

RMFG_187 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,751
Career:349-223
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
124
depends on who he fights next, i say loser of KenFlo Huerta, or Rich Clementi

Post #14   5/29/08 1:42:25AM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,852
Career:2,497-1,576
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,014
What I meant was the gameplan could get either Florian or Huerta a win over Penn....I know.....I'm about to get hated!!! Bj is on a tear right now but he can (and has) been beaten like this in the past.

Post #15   5/29/08 7:56:23PM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2