He's coming back.
If the name doesn't ring a bell, it's probably because "The Muscle Shark" has just one fight since losing a unanimous decision to Frankie Edgar nearly three years ago, a controversial split decision win over division upstart Evan Dunham at UFC 119 back in Sept. 2010.
But there's a catch.
If Sherk indeed returns "before year's end," like he indicated recently on his official Twitter account, he wants a "good fight," not "some chump who needs some fame."
Any eligible 155-pounders come to mind?
Sherk (36-4), along with fellow ex-straphangers Matt Hughes and Chuck Liddell, ruled the championship roost in the early days of the promotion's popularity boom. Dominant at 170-pounds, he was virtually invincible as a lightweight.
Until B.J. Penn decided to crash the party.
Since then, his appearances have been sporadic at best and produced mixed results. At 38 years-old, the clock is definitely ticking, but his experience, coupled with his outstanding wrestling pedigree, still makes him a threat to anyone in the 155-pound division.
But who, as a fan, do you want to see him fight in his Octagon return?