Birth Name: Sean Keith Sherk
A.K.A.: The Muscle Shark
Birth Date: August 5, 1973
Born in: St. Francis, Minnesota
Sean Sherk is an elite contender in the lightweight division. He was the second ever UFC lightweight champion, and was the first champion since the division’s reinstatement in 2006. He was stripped of his title after he tested positive for steroids in late 2007, a charge he still disputes to this day.
Sherk is an explosive wrestler with under rated striking ability who pushes a blistering pace in the cage. His workouts are legendary and his cardio is second to none.
MAJOR TITLES WON: UFC Lightweight Championship
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Evan Dunham, Tyson Griffin, Hermes Franca, Kenny Florian, Nick Diaz, Benji Radach, Jutaro Nakao
NOTABLE LOSSES: Frank Edgar, B.J. Penn, Georges St. Pierre, Matt Hughes