CSAC are idiots, Sherk is an asshole, LW belt is in limbo

As we just reported, a decision in Sean Sherk’s steroid case has been pushed back to November 13th at the earliest. Apparently Sherk’s lawyer Howard Jacobs gave an ‘information packet’ to the CSAC containing all sorts of stupid info including the result of polygraph tests etc. Being total geniuses, the morons at CSAC didn’t even read the fucking information before the hearing. So now we have another month long delay so the CSAC can look at the information in this package.

I should be surprised, but I’m not. Going into this thing I knew there were two outcomes: Sherk came out guilty, or the ruling would be delayed. I’m not saying I think Sherk is ‘guilty’ of knowingly taking steroids. Just that he would be found guilty. Past that point, a delay seemed just as likely considering the fact Howard Jacobs is known for dragging out steroid cases, something we talked about when he was first announced as Sherk’s lawyer.

So where the fuck do we go from here? Well … this pretty much destroys any chance of BJ Penn fighting for the lightweight belt on the New Years show. I doubt that Dana White is going to go back on his promise to hold off on stripping the belt until Sherk has his ruling. And I doubt BJ Penn is interested in fighting for some lame ‘interim’ title. The UFC had a hard enough time convincing BJ that the real lightweight title was worth fighting for.

All in all, the simple result of all this is that the lightweight division is still fucked. That now makes three titles in flux : lightweight because of Sherk, welterweight because of TUF, and heavyweight because of Couture. Someone upstairs at UFC has to make some hard fucking decisions soon or we’re gonna end up with more shitty non-title cards over the first half of 2008.

  • Michaelthebox

    Not to mention Rampage appears to be out longer than expected because of injury. If Hendo won’t drop, MW will have no viable contenders.

    You’re right, some hardcore decisions are going to have to be made.

  • Michaelthebox

    On another note, hopefully the UFC has learned their lesson about putting good divisions on hold for TUF. It was a bad decision to start, and now it looks like it is absolutely biting them in the ass.

  • Xavier

    2008: Anderson Silva fights the world, every PPV, every card, Silva destroys random people.

    Just line them up in a big line, have him fight a couple fights a night. I’d plop down cash for it. Truly, all we really need is Anderson Silva. Everyone else is just for filler.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Xavier : I agree 100%

  • Trol

    Nov. 13 is two weeks away. As long as Joe Stevenson and BJ Penn are training to fight, the title fight should still happen. I’m sure Dana White and Joe Silva have already put both fighters on notice to be ready to fight on Dec. 29.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/pafighter Amy Robinson

    Really all the titles are in limbo right now. You can add the LHW cuz there’s no clear #1 and about 8 different fighters vying for that spot. And the MW because there’s no one left for Anderson to fight with Hendo dead set on staying at 205.

    With all this crap going on, it means we’ll be seeing alot more main events like Bisping/Evans instead of solid title fights.

  • http://www.modosharks.com Lifer

    this is as boring as one of sherk’s fights.

  • Dru Down

    Xavier- A. Silva has become a rare and valuable commodity: the only UFC Champion actually able to compete in a belt fight. I think now would be a great time for a contract renegotiation.

  • DannyP

    Why can’t Stevenson and Penn fight for an interim title and then in the unlikely event that Sherk gets cleared, they match him up with the winner

    Simple

  • stellar53

    What about Baroni?

  • MJC_123

    Oh you forget that Rampage’s hand is damaged as well until early next year effectively putting the Light Heavyweight title on hold as well for a few ppvs…

    And with Anderson Silva being so dominant the Middleweight title is on permanent hold…

    So from now on no belts to fight for….ever again.
    Great, its like boxing……(was)

  • ajadoniz

    Turns out Baroni told on himself by interrupting the hearing half way through and shooting up. He was quoted as saying, “What? I’m not fighting right now!”

  • godzillad

    I say give us Hendo vs Baroni at UFC 79. Dana should take Phil out of the little leagues while he still can.

  • http://kakutogigumi.blogspot.com Royal B.

    5 to 10 the douche sucking Jame Toney’s cock won’t touch his packet, thus warrenting another delay.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/pafighter Amy Robinson

    whats with the Baroni nut love?

  • godzillad

    Baroni is the man. Have to emphatically show my support for him somewhere beside Sher-fag (woof woof) after the bans.

  • Angry Jay

    I feel bad for “The Muscle Dork”, but it’s kind of funny to see the CSAC pwning him with IRL “lay and pray” tactics.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Angry Jay – never thought of it like that. If it wasn’t throwing the LW belt into limbo, I’d find that pretty funny too!

  • http://www.mma-analyst.com Leland Roling

    I swear, The Governator must be convincing these boards members to go easy on muscle heads. Baroni TOOK steroids. You can’t produce Boldenone in your blood, you have to take it, yet he still gets a reduction. Toney flames Giza, gets a reduction. Sherk will probably get a reduction and fight in January. Taking steroids has small consequences in California.

  • ajadoniz

    lol i like the LnP analogy. very nice.

Follow Fightlinker

Archives