11.04.2007 - 12:17:00 AM -
UFC 80: BJ Penn vs Joe Stevenson for interim lightweight title
BJ Penn will fight Joe Stevenson at UFC 80 in January according to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. Kevin Iole basically has Dana White's dick in his mouth daily so word of rumored matches from his mouth is damn near the same thing as coming from UFC.com.
Sherk won't be stripped of his title either because Dana is fed up with the way the CSAC has handled his appeal hearings. I would assume that his suspension will be reduced as was Phil Baroni's. There's seriously something wrong with the CSAC. How can you (IE: Your independent testing company) find Baroni's test to be positive and have his agent (another independent testing company) test the same fucking example and it show up negative. That just doesn't make sense.
Dana White has said that he would strip Sherk of the title if his steroid suspension was upheld. Iole had this quote from Dana on why he decided not to:
"The way this whole thing has been handled has been a mess," White said.
Kevin also confirmed another rumored match stating that Gabriel Gonzaga would take on Fabricio Werdum in the co-main event.