After losing the strap to
Since his loss to
Griffin's camp had reportedly been wanting for the fight for quite some time, and with Sherk's loss, everything seems to have worked out nicely.
In an interview with MMAWeekly.com this past weekend, Sherk would not confirm the fight, but spoke about his next opponent and UFC future.
"I've got five fights left, and I feel like I have a good strong future with the UFC," Sherk said. "Maybe one or two wins and I'll be back in title contention again.
"I've been real careful with who I'm going to fight. I don't want to fight up-and-coming guys. You start fighting up-and-coming guys and you have to fight more guys to make your way up to the top. I want to fight the best of the best, and that's what I'm doing with this upcoming fight."
Griffin, still on leave from a week-long camping trip, was unavailable for comment.