Date of Birth: 08.05.1973
Styles: Combat Submission Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team: Team X-Factor
Former UFC Lightweight World Champion
The story of Sean Sherk begins in 1973. Born in St Francis MN, Sean began wrestling at a the young age of 7. Over his 11 year wrestling career he racked up over 400 matches.In the mid 90′s he began to dabble in martial arts. After discovering the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, he began to study Boxing, Shoot Wrestling, and Muay Thai. He soon found that his wrestling background gave him a distinct advantage on the mat. His coach Greg Nelson, owner of the M.M.A.A., remembers that ”He was extremely tenacious and would never quit. ” In the year 2000 Sean continued his love for wrestling by hooking up with the St. Cloud State Wrestling team.
Sean soon found the desire to compete to irresistible. And so in 1999 he went for it and competed in his first NHB fight. This was a tournament style competition, which he won after defeating two opponents. Sean piled up an impressive record of 17-0-1 before fighting Matt Hughes for the UFC welterweight title. Although he lost the fight Sean continued to train as hard as ever and went on a 12 fight winning streak finishing most of his opponents by submission. One of the highlights of his career was fighting in Pride Bushido 2 against Ryuki Ueyama, his Japanese fans gave him the nickname “Muscle Shark.” In Oct 2006 he defeated Kenny “Kenflo” Florian to become the UFC Lightweight World Champion.
Sean has always found an affinity for Pitbulls, and regularly plays with his dog Soco. Believe it or not but he has also watched nearly every episode of “Friends” multiple times. He may be the only NHB fighter alive to record “Friends” so that he can watch it after his thrice daily training regimen. Sean is a husband to Heather and a father of two boys Kyler and Tegan.
Since his first NHB fight until now Sean has set his sights high. Fighting in the Exrteme Challenge, King of the Cage, Pancrase, TKO, Extreme Challenge, The Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Pride Bushido. He has fought across the United States as well as in Canada , Mexico , and Japan. Sean truly enjoys competing and looks forward to competing against the best opponents the world over for as long as he can. Sean fights for Team X-Factor out of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. He is also available for personal appearances, movies, commercials, private lessons, personal training, and tailor made seminars.