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Friday, Jul 20, 2012

Report: Veteran Fighter Sherman Pendergarst Passes Away

Pendergarst (photo via mixedmartialarts.com)

By FCF Staff

According to multiple reports today, veteran fighter Sherman “The Tank” Pendergarst has died after an extended battle with cancer.  News of the former heavyweight and light-heavyweight’s death was passed along by former teammate Rory Markham and trainer Pat Miletich.

Speaking via Twitter, Markham stated:

Pray for my boy Sherman, he has just passed. I dont ask this much so say one.

Do everyone a solid and tell peeps how much you love them today. In honor of Sherman P!!!!! Son!!

Miletich reportedly relayed the news to ESPN.com and said via his Twitter account:

Sherman Pendergarst passed away from his battle with cancer. Anyone who knew his spirit knows it’s traveling north now. Love ya buddy

The world judges us on accomplishements, but God judges us on love. Sherman was right with the man.

According to the ESPN report, Pendergarst passed away at the Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa.

The 45 year-old Pendergarst’s last bout took place in February, when his fight with Bruce Nelson was declared a no contest.

During the Miletich fighter’s career he competed for organizations like Bellator, YAMMA, King of the Cage, as well as the UFC. Pendergarst made his Octagon debut at UFC 65 in November, 2006, but was defeated by Antoni Hardonk.



posted by FCF Staff @ 1:57 pm
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