Following some confusion over the recent drug test results of former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder
Initial reports last week had stated that Sherk had already been cleared as part of Nevada's new out-of-competition testing process. Kizer on Friday, however, notified MMAWeekly.com that, "Mr. Sherk was tested as a condition of licensure. We have not yet received the results of that test, the sample for which was given on or about April 22, 2008."
The negative result confirms that Sherk has been cleared for licensure and will be able to challenge
Sherk was suspended in California for failing a drug test following his victory over Hermes Franca on July 7 in Sacramento. He was subsequently stripped of the title. As of April 14, he fulfilled the terms of his suspension in California and was removed from the active suspension list.
As previously reported, Penn was tested by Nevada as part of the new out-of-competition procedure. His test results came back negative on April 23 according to Kizer.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion