Sean Sherk Biography: Sean Keith Sherk is a former UFC Lightweight Champion and retired American MMA fighter. Sherk participated in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and was one of the first fighters to compete in multiple weight classes.
Sean Sherk Biography
Sean Sherk Biography: Sean Sherk was born in St. Francis, Minnesota, on August 5, 1973. Sherk began wrestling and weight training when he was seven years old. He wrestled for eleven years and won over 400 matches during that time. Sherk began practicing boxing, Shooto, and Muay Thai after finding Greg Nelson’s Minnesota Martial Arts Academy in 1994. Sherk won his first MMA bout by decision against Roscoe Ostyn in 1999.
Sean Sherk Wiki
|Date Of Birth
|August 5, 1973
|St. Francis, Minnesota
|Mixed Martial Artist
Sean Sherk Personal Life
Sean Sherk and his wife Heather are the parents of two sons named Kyler and Tegan.
What is Sean Sherk’s Net Worth?
According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Sean Sherk’s net worth is $5 million.
Sean Sherk MMA Career
Before registering with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2001, Sherk began his mixed martial arts career in 1999, where he won his first eight bouts. Before leaving the UFC, Sherk fought only once. In 2003, he fought Matt Hughes for the UFC Welterweight Championship after returning in 2002. He went on to sign with Pride Fighting Championships after losing the match.
Sean Sherk UFC Career
Sherk made his UFC debut against Tiki Ghosn at UFC 30. After going 5-0-1 outside the UFC, he was called back to face Jutaro Nakao at UFC 36, which he won unanimously. Sherk knocked Benji Radach at UFC 39 on September 27, 2002, when the bout ended due to a cut Radach had obtained.
On April 25, 2003, Sherk was chosen to face Matt Hughes for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Sherk was defeated by a unanimous decision after five five-minute rounds. Sherk won two of the five rounds in a back-and-forth struggle, becoming the first and only fighter to compete in an entire five-round bout with then-champion Matt Hughes.
Sherk fought three more fights in 2003 after losing to Hughes, winning all three. In 2004, he joined Pride and debuted at Pride Bushido 2 with the Japanese-based company. Sherk won his sole match with the organization by unanimous decision over Ryuki Ueyama.
According to Sherk’s website, Japanese fans are the ones who gave him the nickname “The Muscle Shark.” While successful in Japan, Sherk found it impossible to travel and support his family, so he began fighting as a main event on local events, where he could make money. He also mentioned a lack of health insurance as an influence in his decision.
At UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote, Sherk fought Tyson Griffin in a fight with title contention implications. Sherk won a three-round fight by unanimous decision, earning him Fight of the Night awards. Sherk immediately pressured Griffin in the first round, scoring takedowns and gaining Griffin’s back. Throughout the second and third rounds, Sherk knocked Griffin to his knees again, and the rest of the bout was a thrilling exchange of punches. That evening, Sherk showed very precise and technical striking.
At UFC 98, Sherk fought Frankie Edgar and lost by unanimous decision. Once again, Sherk found himself in conflict with an athletic commission after a fight, as he left the arena in his fight shorts and without a shirt before submitting a post-fight urinalysis sample. Keith Kizer, a commission officer, contacted him and instructed him to return to the arena quickly or risk getting his license revoked. Sherk returned within an hour, provided a clean urinalysis, and was suspended for 45 days for his actions.