There’s a disagreement brewing on the internet about Sean Sherk dropping out of UFC 104. The question is, did he drop out because he knew he’d fail the drug test or because he was legitimately injured?
Those who argue that he was scared of the test point out that he’d failed a test for PEDs in the past and been suspended for it. Since he never came clean and admitted any wrong-doing, it’s hard to suggest that he learned a lesson from that, even though his explanation that his supplements were tainted was ridiculous, based on the amount detected in his blood.
On the other hand, those who think he was injured point out that he had an MRI taken and sent to the UFC which should constitute all the proof anyone needs. They believe that without evidence of wrong-doing it would be libelous to make any accusations. And some even believe Sherk’s circular explanations for his positive test:
- He submitted clean urine, but the testing equipment was tainted.
- He didn’t take steroids, but his supplements tainted his urine with them.
Regardless, with Dave Meltzer reporting that Sherk’s injury occurred a few hours after he was supposed to have given his sample, I think there’s a better answer:
I like to imagine Sherk finding out about the test, realizing that he couldn’t pass a steroid screen without a few weeks of Golden Seal, and eventually flying into a rage tossing his truck tires and sledgehammers around until he injured himself. What do you think?