It’s been three years since former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk competed in the octagon. He’s been dealing with injuries he’s sustained the past couple of years, and he’s waiting to come back for the right fight. At 39 years old, he knows his time is limited inside the cage.
Sean Sherk recently discussed his thoughts on his career and whether or not he should be a hall of famer for the UFC.
“I want to be known as one of the best fighters in the world during my era. I think I did make my mark, I fought the best of the best. I’ve fought for world title in multiple weight classes. I think I did create myself a legacy as being one of the best in my era. I’d like to be recognized as a UFC Hall of Famer.”
Sean Sherk is correct. He’s competed against the likes of Georges St Pierre, Matt Hughes, BJ Penn, and Frankie Edgar. The only problem is that he was unsuccessful in defeating any of them.
He was able to win the lightweight title at UFC 64, defeating Kenny Florian by unanimous decision. He defended his title once, defeating Hermes Franca at UFC 73. He later tested positive for steroids and was stripped of the title.
The hall of fame currently has some of the biggest names that have graced in the UFC. Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, and Randy Couture are just a few stellar names that have been recognized as a hall of famer. Is Sean Sherk one of them?
Sean Sherk was a great fighter and did compete with some of the best during his era. There’s no doubt about that. Unfortunately there are plenty of other fighters more qualified to be considered hall of fame worthy.