Knowing that his UFC 84 loss to BJ Penn was a big loss in terms of his standings within the UFC’s Lightweight division, former champion Sean Sherk understood that his fight with Tyson Griffin at UFC 90 was one of the most important in his career.
“This is the first win that I’ve had in 15 months believe it or not. You know, I’m 36-3 and I haven’t won a fight in 15 months.” Sherk said following his victory on Saturday.
Granted he was out of action for six months due to a failed steroid test.
His goals are clear, he wants to be considered an all-time great but he knows he has much more to accomplish before he gets there. As Sherk put it, “I wanna be a two-time UFC champion, I think that will… Or that will put me in a class of elite fighters, and I wanna be one of those guys.”
In order to get another title shot though, Sherk is hoping that UFC President Dana White is willing to derail either Joe Stevenson or Kenny Florian’s title aspirations. “The lightweight division’s stacked. That’s the reason why I asked Joe [Silva] to fight Tyson [Griffin]. Hopefully I get to fight the winner of Kenny [Florian] and Joe [Stevenson] next.” Sherk continued.