Steve Sievert’s latest submission to his Brawl Sports blog on the Houston Chronicle website comes as a reminder that the UFC has yet to rule on the fate of its lightweight champion, Sean Sherk.
As of now, Sherk is still the recognized champion by the UFC. However, that doesn’t mean he will be the champion tomorrow, as Sievert is clear in his article to state that the UFC has not made an announcement.
When the announcement came earlier this week that the California State Athletic Commission decided to uphold Sherk’s one-year suspension for failing a steroids test, I decided to withhold comment. I didn’t form an opinion because there simply wasn’t much information readily available as to how Sherk’s appeal hearing went down.
I’ve received greater insight in regards to the whole process, thanks in large part to the tremendous coverage of the story by the Sherdog.com radio network. I now feel like I can speak out on the situation with at least some knowledge to support my opinion.
And I won’t beat around the bush; my opinion is not favorable to Sherk’s position.