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Thursday, Oct 18, 2001

Is There A New Sheriff In The 170lb Town?”the Juggernaut” Sean Sherk



Is There A New Sheriff In the 170lb Town?
"The Juggernaut" Sean Sherk

By Chris Onzuka – Chris@Onzuka.com
Originally printed in the September 2001 issue of FCF

Sean Sherk
      There is a relatively new entrant into the 170lb class, I say "relatively new" because he has actually been fighting for three years now and has been quietly destroying everyone in his path. This juggernaut is Sean Sherk, out of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, the same academy that produced Dave Menne, Brad Kohler, and John Renken. Sherk has been making a name for himself by winning numerous tournaments, such as the Danger Zone and Extreme Challenge, he has not only racked up a lot of experience [18-0-1], but has proven that he is very durable, something that you don’t often find in today’s fighters. Many people saw Sherk for the first time when he took apart Tito Ortiz’s protégé, Tiki, in his UFC debut. Since then, Sherk has kept fighting, but for some strange reason has not been invited back into the UFC. I got a hold of this well-spoken warrior and dug into his background and uncovered his thoughts about his UFC and Pancrase debuts.

FCF:   Let’s start off with your UFC debut, how did that come about? Did you just receive a phone call or something?
Sean Sherk:   Actually, my trainer, Greg Nelson received a call from Monte Cox. Monte was the one who set that up. About two months before the fight, they set that up and let me know.

FCF:   Was Tiki named as your opponent already?
SS:     Yes, they matched me up against Tiki right away, so I knew exactly who I was fighting two months ahead.

FCF:   What did you think going into the fight against the UFC Champ Tito Ortiz’s protégé, Tiki?
SS:     I expected him to be tough. Fortunately, I was able to get hold of some tapes, so I had something to go off of. From what I got off of the tapes, he was a good stand up guy, good on his feet, he had explosive hands, good kicks and he also looked like he had a good base. I saw a couple fights that when a couple guys shot in on him, it looked like he had good balance. So I knew that he was going to be well rounded. He definitely looked well rounded. One of the fights that I saw was the one where he fought Bob Cook. I basically knew that it was going to be one of my best fights ever.


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From the event’s promoter:


Gonna be a MMA Halloween on Hawaii TV
Additional Air Date for Super Brawl XXI


Hawaiian Channel 5, better known as "KFIVE the Home Team", the local UPN affiliate, has added an additional air date for the Super Brawl XXI show. In addition to the October 27, midnight time slot, an October 31, midnight time slot has been added.

Contact: T.Jay Thompson SuperBrawl@hawaii.rr.com (808) 524-6062


From the event’s promoter:


REALITY COMBAT FIGHTING XII

RCF poster
Reality Combat Fighting XII will be held on October 20, 2001 in Houma, LA. at the Town Hall. Houma has an excellent history of attendance for Reality Combat Fighting events. The crowd is always pumped up and ready for action. RCF XII is going to deliver the most exciting fight card Houma has seen yet. The fight card is stacked with twelve of Houma’s most talented and popular fighters. With a great fight comes the best ring girls this sport has ever seen. The ring girls are brought to us by the one and Houma’s only Body Elite. Each ring girl is specifically trained by the Body Elite Staff. Body Elite produces ten of the most physically fit ring girls.
For tickets and directions call Body Elite 985-851-4215 or Mr. Goldmans at 985-872-9191.

BE THERE!!!

Fight Card
Global Sports & Entertainment and Body Elite Presents
REALITY COMBAT FIGHTING XII
Saturday, October 20, 2001
Houma, LA
The Town Hall

PRO CARD
TONY "THE TIGER" AREVALO VS. JEREMIAH O’NEAL
RAY TOTORICO VS. MAC DANZIG
ARISTIDES BRITTO VS. TBA

AMATEUR CARD
BILLY MARCELL VS. NATHAN "ICE COLD" SANCHEZ
SHANNON "THE MADMAN" HOLGATE VS. JAMES WAKEFIELD
KURK BLANCHARD VS. ANDY VOISIN
ANTHONY BARBIER VS. CHAD ROARK
T-TERRY ONCHELL VS. FRANK SLAUGHTER
JACOB QUICK VS. TONY CANTRELL
RICKY "THE PITTBULL" FOLSE VS. GEORGE JONES
JOHN HEBERT VS. DAVE "THE PIMP" BENEFIELD
CRAIG COSTOS VS. JESSE ABREGO
ADAM PEEPLES VS. PAUL MATHEWS


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