Dana White announced today at a media conference call that he will “probably” strip Sean Sherk of his title if his suspension is upheld. Sherks is currently awaiting his appeal which will take place on December 4th.
The situation stems from a failed drug test conducted before UFC 73. Sherk tested positive for elevated testosterone and an anabolic steroid.
The news of Whites announcement comes as a bit of a surprise as White recently told Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports that he was fed up with the way that CSAC has handled Sherks case and wouldn’t strip him regardless of their findings.
White also reiterated that BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson will fight each other at UFC 80 for the interim title and the winner will meet Sherk; likely regardless of the CSAC’s ruling.