The following is an excerpt from an interview-article with Sean Sherk over at MMAWeekly.com:
After working for his entire career to be recognized as the best fighter in his weight class, he is none too happy that the promotion has decided in his absence to declare an interim champion as was announced with the UFC 80 fight between B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson.
“To be honest, even an interim title doesn’t make me too happy,” Sherk said emphatically. “This belt hasn’t been taken away from me, it’s still my belt. If I get cleared from my hearing to fight, I’m eligible to fight right now, so I don’t think that the idea of an interim title… it doesn’t make me too happy. I’ll just have to fight whoever wins that fight.
“If somebody wants to wrap that belt around their waist and call themselves champion, I think it should be me. Otherwise, it’s just a little fake belt.”
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