(A little protective gear is not a bad idea if you’re Josh Neer’s designated driver.)
File this under ‘A Little Too Convenient To Be Easily Believed,’ but Sean Sherk is reportedly out of UFC 104 with a shoulder injury. That’s the UFC event that is scheduled for Los Angeles. Which is in California. Dammit, do we have to spell it out for you? Fine, that’s the state where Sherk tested positive for steroids when he fought Hermes Franca at UFC 73, which led to him being stripped of the lightweight title and launching an appeal that shed light on just how inept the California State Athletic Commission was. Could it be that maybe someone just couldn’t bring himself to fight in Cali again and risk another "false positive"?
Nah, we’re just messing with you. He’s probably really hurt. Otherwise, why would he turn down a chance to get back in the win column against Gleison Tibau, who is exactly the kind of fighter Sherk could wrestle to a decision victory against? Instead, Josh Neer is stepping in to try and put his own boring decision loss against a superior wrestler behind him. Both Neer and Tibau are 2-2 in their last four UFC fights, so this has ‘Loser Gets Fired’ written all over it. Whaddaya say, who’s headed to the bread line after this one?