Dana White witnessed two high-voltage events falling off the card this week. However, Ed Herman could have potentially saved a fight for the fans by appearing at the UFC on ESPN 31 event in Las Vegas.
After Trevin Giles fell unconscious before his walkout, UFC officials reportedly reached out to Herman to step up on very short notice.
However, Herman did not accept the fight against Kevin Holland, swinging the ax on the middleweight bout. That said, Herman was already desperately looking for a fight. He has also expressed his desire to compete next week.
Yet, nothing is official till now and ‘Short Fuse’ is still out of an opponent.
As per Mac Life Official YouTube, White offered Herman the fight. However, Herman, who was already scheduled to meet Gerald Meerschaert in the same event, did not want to compete.
The fight between Gerald and Herman got pulled out after the former was tested positive with COVID-19. Although Herman could have stepped up against Holland, he has seemingly moved on from this week’s event and is gunning for the event next week.
In the post-fight press conference, White opened up about what went down with Herman, he said, “We were trying to track him down, Ed Herman’s nickname is Short Fuse for a reason, okay.
“He was pissed off about the fight today and he was going crazy and then this thing happens. We are trying to get him back.
“He couldn’t come back. He moved on “
Despite being interested in fighting next week, Herman lacks an opponent. However, White can very well come up with a name, if Herman decides to step up on the 9th.
The upcoming UFC Fight Night is going to be held on August 9 at the Apex Centre. The event will be headlined by heavyweight A-listers Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik.
While everything is on track for UFC, medical issues have wreaked havoc over the promotion. UFC administrators need to ensure that their fighters are healthy, as it takes precedence over all else.
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