UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk is no longer UFC Lightweight Champion, according to Dave Meltzer at WrestlingObserver.com.
"The Muscle Shark" was stripped of his 155-pound belt for testing positive for steroids in the wake of his successful title defense against Hermes Franca at UFC 73: "Stacked" in July.
Here's the snip:
"UFC officials confirmed today that Sean Sherk has been stripped of his lightweight championship due to California upholding the steroid test result in the hearing on 12/4."
Word on the street is that an official announcement regarding the situation will come down from the UFC on Monday, December 10. We'll blow this out (finally) when we receive all the official details at that time.