Sean Sherk planning UFC return in 2012, but won't fight 'some chump who needs some fame'


Sean who?

Anyone moaning and groaning over the current state of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title picture, former division champion Sean Sherk has a little message for you.

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?

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