LAS VEGAS – The year 2021 is one that UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman would like to quickly leave behind.
Sherman (15-8 MMA, 3-7 UFC) not only suffered a pair of backhands inside the cage, but he also had to deal with the added stress of a surprise $ 5,000 fine from Nevada. State Athletic Commission for a failed doping test before his last fight.
“USADA fought for me, they spoke to the commission and explained to them that it didn’t improve performance,” Sherman told MMA Junkie and other reporters on Media Day. ‘pre-fight Wednesday. “In a way, I was suspended for lack of disclosure, and that was before I competed or got signed by the UFC. Apparently the commission didn’t care and they slapped a hefty $ 5,000 fine on my check and just took it off.
“I had no idea this was going to happen and Sean (Shelby) walked up to me and said to me. He was like, ‘Yeah, sorry man.’ But you know, whatever. It’s just money.
Sherman admits he probably wouldn’t have been so upset about it if they had told him they were withdrawing the money after the fight instead of dealing with it before the competition.
Jake Collier (12-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC) will stand in front of Sherman’s cage at UFC on ESPN 32 on Saturday, and the “Vanilla Gorilla” will look to focus on what lies ahead while putting the previous year calendar behind him.
Check out the full media day interview with Sherman in the video above.
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