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Franca’s suspension upheld; Sherk and Baroni’s appeals postponed

Damon Martin and Jeff Cain of are reporting that Hermes Franca’s one-year suspension for testing positive for steroids at UFC 73 was upheld today by the California State Athletic Commission. Franca had requested a lighter sentence.

Also, individual requests by Phil Baroni and Sean Sherk to have their appeal hearings delayed until October were both granted by the commission.

Sherk tested positive at UFC 73 while Baroni tested positive for the June 22 show co-promoted by Strikeforce and EliteXC in San Jose.

For more details, check out Martin and Cain’s reports at by clicking here and here.

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