Sean Sherk Announces His Retirement From Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight champion, Sean Sherk announced today that he is retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts after spending three years away from the octagon due to injury.

Sherk’s retirement was announced during the MMA Hour via Ariel Helwani’s Twitter. Other sources close to the situation confirmed to that Sherk came to the decision to retire just recently and made it official this week.

Sherk hasn’t stepped inside the octagon since September 2010 when he picked up a controversial split decision win over Evan Dunham at UFC 119. He was crowned champion at UFC 73 when he defeated Hermes Franca for the title over five rounds, only to be stripped of the belt for failing a post-fight drug test.

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