Is Sean Sherk the Gatekeeper of GOATs?

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  1. TheLastEmperorReurns

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    Sherk would have been a 135 or 145 in today's UFC
     
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    I thought Evan Dunham beat him tbh
     
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    That one was a coin toss IMO. But as far as legit losses, not shame in those 4.
     
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    He has always been under valued. His resume is very impressive and he was a consummate professional.
     
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    Would have been a good at 145 in his prime rather than 155
     
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    Sherk fan 4 lyfe
     
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    Lol, he popped for roids pre-usada so imagine how juiced he was
     
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    I think that's fair to say. He only lost to the absolute best. Two were title fights, and two were to top contenders who won the belt a year later. Sherk was one of my favorite fighters.
     
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    "The Muscle Shark?"
     
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    Sherk was a UFC champion.

    Pretty sure a champion can be arguably exempt from gatekeeper status.

    In terms of gatekeeper goats in the UFC I'd elect Uriah Faber
     
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    Good call. He was a great fighter and only lost to the best of the best.

    Faber and Edgar have somewhat similar resumes, but they also have some losses to non-greats, as well.
     
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    sherk was a beast
     
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    Sherk was Great. He was like a faster and smaller version of Matt Hughes.
     
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    He was good but there was a big gap between him and the elite. GSP and BJ both beat him up pretty bad.

    Maybe if he had been lighter it would have been better for him. He was too short for 155 and he looked like he had alligator arms. Trying to strike with Bj was impossible for him
     
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    The Hero of Time was clean as a whistle. Sherk v. Lobov for battle of the T-rex arms might sell btw.



    Edit: I like Shark, lol. Been a minute since people were screaming like women on here about the Penn stoppage so gotta laugh a bit.
     
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    If you watch the behind the scenes on the UFC 56 DVD, sherk was complaining about gsp being greased up after their fight. Said during the grappling exchanges he couldn't get ahold of him at all lol
     
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    The guy was legit. Nothing wrong with losing to that list. I agree that he would have to lose some muscle and cut down to contend in 2018 UFC.
     
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    I think I read something about people soaking their skin in lotion the night before the fight and then when they start sweating it makes them all slick during the fight. I think that I actually read that on here years ago.
     
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