UFC Vet Sherman Pendergarst Loses Battle With Cancer
By Matt Molgaard
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Sherman Pendergarst only competed within the octagonâ€™s confines a single time. While he was felled by Antoni Hardonk, he showed moxy in defeat. Future years were not kind to Shermanâ€™s fighting career, as a winning record soon turned south. All the same, Pendergarst was a resilient man who â€“ while battling rectal and colon cancer for two years â€“ continued to compete.
On Friday morning Sherman lost his biggest fight: he passed away at the age of 45.
During a seven year career Pendergarst battled many talented foes including Shane Carwin, Joey Beltran, Carmelo Marrero and Justin Eilers, who also lost his life in 2008.
Pendergarstâ€™s professional record will forever stand at 11-18.
Our condolences go out to Shermanâ€™s family, friends and trainers.
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