UFC Veteran, Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk is retiring from UFC
At the age of 40 and after an extraordinary 14 year career, Sean “Muscle Shark” Sherk is retiring from the UFC with a 38-4-1 record, but will always be remembered as a UFC Lightweight Champion.
Sean Sherk began his road to the UFC as a wrestler at the age of 7. After 13 years of wrestling and 400 matches, Sherk began his martial art training with Greg Nelson at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. After realizing that his strong background in wrestling would give him a clear advantage in MMA, he decided to enter his first NHB fight in 1999 and won. Sherk accumulated an impressive 17-0-1 record before signing with the UFC in 2001.
Sherk began his UFC career against Tiki Ghosen at UFC 30 (2001). After going an astounding 22-0-1 Sherk recorded his first loss to Matt Hughs. After losing his first fight, Sherk was more determined than ever and went on a remarkable 12 fight winning streak. In 2006, Sean Sherk became the UFC Lightweight World Champion after winning all five rounds and defeating Kenny Florian via unanimous decision. Sherk credits his win to his superior wrestling technique and unwavering stamina from practicing extreme cardio using the Training Mask, a product he cofounded.
Jose Aldo: Don't pay attention to Dana White, I'm not afraid to fight Anthony Pettis
"I can fight Cain Velasquez if they want. It's not up to me, I'm not the matchmaker. I want to fight, I'm here to fight. I train everyday to destroy whoever they put in front of me. I'm not scared of anyone. They have two arms and two legs, and I will do my best and win. I agree with everything Andre says, and I can fight anyone. Sometimes Dana says things that you better not pay attention. (Dana) knows he promised us things and he knows he has to give us, so that's why he says those things. We'll see what happens."
Hugo Viana hurt, bout with Wilson Reis scrapped from UFC Fight Night 28
TUF Brazil 1 alum Hugo Viana has suffered an injury to his left knee. Subsequently, UFC Fight Night 28 will go on with 11 bouts.
Viana announced his knee injury on his Instagram account on Friday, and MMAFighting.com confirmed with sources close to the situation that Wilson Reis, who replaced Johny Bedford, is also off the card.
"Unfortunately, I won’t be able to fight at UFN 28 because I injured my left knee on my last jiu-jitsu trainings," Viana wrote. "Thanks God that’s not a bad injury and I’ll started the treatment next week. I hope to return to trainings to be able to fight in a next UFC show in Brazil."
UFC Fight Night 28 takes place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil next Wednesday, and is headlined by Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader.
Yan Cabral signs with the UFC, fights David Mitchell in Brazil
Another TUF Brazil 2 contestant has signed with the UFC.
Undefeated welterweight Yan Cabral makes his UFC debut on Oct. 9 against David Mitchell. UFC Fight Night 29 takes place in Barueri, Brazil, and is headlined by the welterweight contest between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. Lance! first reported the bout.
Cabral, 10-0 in MMA with 10 submissions, makes his first Octagon appearance six years after his professional debut. The jiu-jitsu ace made the second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil two years after submitting Kazushi Sakuraba in Japan. Cabral won two fights inside the show, but was eliminated because of a broken hand...
UFC 164 preview: 50 pre-fight facts for 'Henderson vs. Pettis 2' in Milwauk
The UFC continues its loaded scheduled on Saturday with the second of three events in a seven-day span as "UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2" goes down from Milwaukee's Bradley Center.
It's the first time in the nearly 20-year history of the organization that the octagon will be set up in the state of Wisconsin, and a loaded fight card is on the docket for fans in "The Badger State."
In the night's main event, reigning UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (18-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) attempts to make a fourth title defense in a 386-day span when he takes on hometown hero Anthony Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in a rematch from a December 2010 bout at WEC 53, a contest in which "Showtime" won by decision to win the now-defunct organization's 155-pound title...