Looks like it wasn’t BJ Penn’s words that got into Sean Sherk’s head. It was the words of all the MMA fans around the world calling him a one-dimensional snore-fest:
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.”
All of a sudden Sean is having a Tim Sylvia moment … he’s dropped the douche armour long enough for us to glimpse the sadness and hurt that’s been under there for so long. This is a Sean Sherk that desperately wants to be loved by the fans, to be respected as a well rounded fighter. It kinda sucks that it was that Sean Sherk that BJ beat the shit out of. I was looking forward to Lay-n-Pray Sherk getting his commuppance.