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WTF?! of the Day: Sean Sherk Mistaken for Crime Warlord, Temporarily Detained in UK

(This is what I get for offering them a ticket to The Gun Show.) 

Oh, those wacky Brits. It appears that, while touring the UK as part of a MMA seminar tour, former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk was accidentally pegged in connection with a well known crime boss (our guess would be Salvatore Riina) when the vehicle he was riding in was stopped at a roadblock.

After a small misunderstanding, machine gun toting bobbies descended upon Sherk and forcefully removed him from the car, which they believed to be loaded with illegal firearms. Fighters Only has the exclusive:

As he was being ferried into the area, the car he was travelling in was stopped by a roadblock and armed police swooped on the vehicle. Police had the vehicle on their database as being linked to a local man who they believe to be a key gangland figure. 

Sherk thought the car was being subjected to a routine stop until it turned out to involve several carloads of police officers carrying automatic weapons, including Hechler and Koch MP5 machine guns – the UK police do not normally carry guns. 

Having remained sat in his passenger seat because he had not understood an instruction to exit the vehicle, Sherk was dragged out by tense officers. They cuffed his hands behind his back and pulled him away where he was none too gently searched before being dumped on the floor.

After finding no such weaponry in Sherk’s car, “The Muscle Shark” was sent on his way with nothing more than a hell of a foreign relations story to tweet to his army of xenophobic followers.

The report also states that Sherk took the British blunder in “good spirits” but made note that “despite the widespread ‘village constable’ reputation that UK police have – the officers were much more aggressive and heavy-handed than what he has ever experienced in the US.” Apparently he doesn’t follow the news that closely.


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fatbellyfrank- December 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm
^WTF? Look out danga, Its a traaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappp
skeletor- December 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm
Good story Danga, Merry Christmas
ArmFarmer- December 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm
Screw the caption contest, lets bring back comment of the week. There's been some damn good ones lately, way better than anything that contest has generated.
Clyde- December 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm
So it's possible that my dislike of foreigners may be due to my repressed desire to be foreign...
ArmFarmer- December 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm
"Why do they call him the bullet dodger?"
"...because he dodges bullets, avie"
El Guapo- December 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm
"You like degs?"
"Yeah, degs."
Ohhhhh, dogs. Yeah, I like degs. I like caravans more.
towelie- December 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm
What the fuck do I want with a caravan that ain't got any FUCKING WHEELS?!
DangadaDang- December 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm
xenophobia is the fear of foreigners. There is no way in hell that I would ever mention Xeno in one of my articles. To mention him would be to acknowledge him.
smellypiratehooker- December 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm
@ armfarmer
haha... ya, I didn't really think that Sean Sherk was aware of Xeno and was gathering people that were afraid or didn't really like him as followers. Thanks for the gentle explaination of Xenophobia though. I was kinda of expecting a few " kind words" from some of the color commenters around.
El Guapo- December 16, 2011 at 11:57 am
Ahhhh, fuck it. Nobody tells me when I can bust out a Snatch quote, underdtand? Good!
"Two minutes, Turkish."
El Guapo- December 16, 2011 at 11:55 am
Trying to figure out if Sherk looks like anybody from "Snatch" so I can bust out a few wuotes here, but alas... Nada.
Fried Taco- December 16, 2011 at 11:47 am
There's an army of XENO's following Sherk? That figures...
ArmFarmer- December 16, 2011 at 11:39 am
That's great cp... add emoticons.. leave captcha. I hate you bastards.
ArmFarmer- December 16, 2011 at 11:38 am
I think he meant it more like homophobia.. like when someone isn't actually AFRAID of homosexuals, they just don't want them anywhere near them and have a general dislike for them, you call them homophobic. In that regard, I think we're all a lil xenophobic ;)
smellypiratehooker- December 16, 2011 at 9:56 am
He says some pretty ridiculous stuff but I wouldn't say that I'm " scared" of Xeno.
Morningwood- December 16, 2011 at 9:48 am
I think when the cops were yelling at Sean to vacate the vehicle, he was waiting for the subtitles to come up to understand what they were saying.
Morningwood- December 16, 2011 at 9:46 am
I think the most interesting part is the police could get Sherks short arms behind his back far enough to cuff his hands.
TellaTruth- December 16, 2011 at 9:19 am
That would suck.