Though he hasn’t fought since winning the UFC Lightweight Championship in a five-round battle with Kenny Florian at UFC 64 last October, Sean Sherk has managed to remain in the limelight. In fact, he was actually hoisted there by a boxer.
In the build-up to his record-settxing bout with Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. took the time to slam MMA, the UFC in particular, saying, “It ain’t nothing but a fad… These are guys that couldn’t do boxing.”
He was called on his comments by UFC President Dana White and the UFC Lightweight Champ. White saying that he would put Sherk up against Mayweather as they were nearest each other in weight. Mayweather defeated De La Hoya for the 154-pound belt and Sherk owning the UFC’s 155-pound title.
Mayweather seems to be backpedaling now. According to Yahoo! Sports columnist Kevin Iole, after the fight, Mayweather sent word to Dana White via UFC Vice Present Marc Ratner that all the trash talk about the UFC was just hype for his fight with De La Hoya.
Tonight, the Muscle Shark, Sean Sherk joins Damon & Jeff live on MMAWeekly Radio at 6pm PT / 9pm ET to talk about the situation with Mayweather and if he truly would like to fight the undefeated boxing champion, as well as how his training is going for his upcoming UFC title defense against Hermes Franca on July 7th.
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