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Sherk steroid appeal postponed (again)

And you thought Dana versus Randy was a long and drawn out seesaw of one-upmanship.

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has once again postponed Sean Sherk's appeal - this time until December 4 because the (not-so) new information submitted by Sherk's attorney, Howard Jacobs, is still under review.

Sherk tested positive for the illegal steroid known as "Nandrolone" after his successful 155-pound title defense against Hermes Franca at UFC 73: "Stacked" back in July. He was immediately fined $2,500 and suspended for one year.

While it may be another thorn in the crown for Sherk, its impact on the lightweight division is irrelevant. UFC President Dana White has already made plans to keep the division stable by adding an interim championship and refusing to strip Sherk of his title based on the handling of his case by the CSAC.

Fellow lightweights BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson will fight for the interim 155-pound UFC belt at UFC 80 in Newcastle, England, on January 19 with the winner penciled in against Sherk when he clears his case with the CSAC.

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