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BJ Penn will fight for the LW belt Dec 29th

The day Sean Sherk filed for a continuance in his steroid case was the day UFC78 started to go belly up. The UFC has literally run out of belts to put on the line. Couture is out with an arm injury. Rampage is out with a hand injury. Anderson Silva defends in October. Matt Serra is busy with TUF and booked for December. And the lightweight belt is stuck pending the outcome of Sean Sherks stupid nandrolone drama.

So what was the UFC to do? The UFC couldn’t book BJ Penn vs someone and put a big asterisk next to the fight saying “May be for the LW belt, we’ll know 20 days before the show”. BJ’s not interested in sticking around if it’s not for a title shot. So now the UFC has moved Penn onto the Dec 29th card, where he’ll either face a vindicated Sean Sherk or a healed Joe Stevenson. Either way it’s gonna be for the lightweight belt, so that’s awesome. Unless of course Sean Sherk’s lawyers delay the whole thing again on some technicality.

  • Tommy

    That damn Sherk has really screwed up the LW belt and I must say I’m sick of his very being. First he puts it in limbo for a year and now this!!! I say if it’s not fixed this month just strip his ass. When and if they ever get his bs fixed let him fight whoever is holding the title at that time. Kinda like when they just took the title from Tito for not defending it.

  • fightlinker

    I think I’ve said it several times before : taking a title shot when he knew he’d be out for 7 months because of an existing injury was pretty bullshit. If I was dana I’d have been hella pissed.

  • garth

    hell, frank mir lost it for getting hurt. and sherk gets to hang on to it filing continuance after continuance? The UFC is kind of fucked up right now…

  • Tommy

    As much as Dana has supported Sean watch his lawyer blame the UFC for tainting the urine before it’s all said and done. Ima laugh oh ima laugh.

  • Ted Dibiase

    big surprise “the muscle shark” tested positive for roids. huge surprise. strip him already. get it over with.

    whos got the worst nickname in mma? the muscle shark or the dean of mean. is it a ufc prerequisite that fighters must have retarded nicknames?

  • Xavier

    Considering that everyone saw Karo lose his shot because he dared to get injured, you can’t blame Sherk for taking the title shot knowing he was injured.

    Same reason why Hermes Franca did steroids.

  • Swedish guy

    when will you guys make a comic on sherk?

  • Swedish guy

    or just any comic. it’s time for a new one.

  • DJ Hapa

    “whos got the worst nickname in mma? the muscle shark or the dean of mean. is it a ufc prerequisite that fighters must have retarded nicknames?”

    They are both decent nicknames. Better than “killer”, “assassin”, or “pitbull”.

    Actually, my favorite nickname ever was Pedro Otavio’s nickname, “The”. Obviously a little play on his first name, making him “The Pedro”, except it wasn’t “the Pedro”, it was “The” Pedro. So I just called him “The”.

  • Tommy

    Muscle shark is stupid but I like the dean of mean…it’s got a ring to it.

  • John

    yea i want a comic already

  • Cyrus

    Fightlinker should let us all make comics using that comic creator website and submit them. Best ones (ones that get added) should get us little prizes like like free ‘roids from Sherk’s stash.

  • hbdale309

    Sean should change his nickname to just Sean “The Muscle” Sherk. Don’t you think that’s better than Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk? It sounds like people are saying ‘Sean The Muscle Shark Shark’ and you can’t go wrong w/ the ‘The Muscle Sherk’. That way it’s either “The Muscle” or “The Muscle Sherk(people hear Muscle Shark)”. namsayin? amirite?

  • Tommy

    Does sound much better hb.