September 18, 2005

MMAWeekly Staff
Sean Sherk returned to action on this weekend’s Pride and Glory show in Duluth, Georgia. He had been out of the fight game for ten months, basically in retirement. Sherk is now back under the management of Monte Cox and ready to make another run at the fight game in which he has now amassed a pro record of 28-1-1. His only loss being to UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes.

On Friday night, Sherk entered the ring with Joel Blanton. He quickly took Blanton down, got his back, and applied a rear naked choke in the first round. Blanton maybe wasn’t the toughest of opponents, but it was an impressive return for Sherk, none the less. With the win, Sherk won a WKA MMA title.

Next on tap for Sherk is a very tough test against Georges St. Pierre in the UFC. If he gets past St. Pierre, it can’t be long before he would be considered for a title shot (and rematch) against fellow Monte Cox fighter Hughes. If that does happen, Cox said on MMAWeekly Radio that he wouldn’t stand in the way and the fight would happen.

Also winning his fight on the card was American Top Team fighter Din Thomas. After losing to Tyrone Glover in Japan just two weeks ago, Thomas stepped in at the last minute for his ATT teammate Edson Diniz, who had to withdraw from the fight.

Thomas submitted his opponent, Dwayne Shelton, by armbar inside of the first two minutes of the first round. He also won a WKA MMA title with the victory over Shelton.