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    Default Heath Herring, no hesitations with Brock Lesnar

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    HEATH HERRING HAS NO HESITATIONS WITH LESNAR
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - by Damon Martin - MMAWeekly.com


    When former heavyweight champion Mark Coleman fell out his bout with rising star Brock Lesnar due to injury, the call was quickly made to perennial contender Heath Herring, who stepped up on short notice to take on the Minnesota native in his home state.

    Herring made an impressive showing in his last fight defeating Cheick Kongo by split decision at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio. Despite the short notice, Herring says he had no hesitations stepping in to face Lesnar and the only detractor was pulling his camp together on time.

    ?The only hesitation was trying to get all the chickens back in the chicken coup so to speak. No one was really set up to try and get ready for a fight. I think we got camp established pretty quick and now everything?s going okay,? said Herring.

    For his last fight, he admitted that he didn?t work much on his ground game, expecting a stand-up fight with the experienced kickboxer, Kongo. Now facing a former NCAA Division I wrestling champion, he?s on top of his grappling skills again, but definitely isn?t neglecting his striking ability.

    ?I actually am working a little bit of ground now, but we?re also training stand-up as well,? Herring stated. ?Not to slack off in any area. We?re trying to be as well rounded as possible. I have a feeling he might want to come out and try to throw just a little bit, and I?m hoping he does and we?ve got to make him pay when he does.?

    With Brock Lesnar on the horizon, Herring has assembled another top training camp including past coaches and partners, but he has also been spending much of his time training with Randy Couture and his team, Xtreme Couture.

    ?I?ve been down at Randy?s (Couture) a lot. Actually, Randy?s really helped me out so far,? commented Herring. ?I really have got to give him a lot of credit for helping me out and kind of helping me with takedown defense and things like that.?

    There?s not much video on Lesnar when it comes to his MMA career having only two professional fights to his credit, but Herring?s vast experience in the fight game could be one of the most determining factors in the match-up.

    Despite the lack of footage to map out a specific game plan, Herring is confident that he can anticipate what Lesnar is likely to do in the fight.

    ?From my own personal experience, guys that are that green and new, they kind of revert to that adrenaline rush and that?s what I?m anticipating he?s going to do as well,? Herring said about his opponent. ?I think he?s going to be pretty wild and come out and do what we saw him do against Frank (Mir).?

    Lesnar will likely have one very large factor on his side and that is the home state crowd of Minnesota behind their native son. Again, Herring?s experience in this aspect of the fight will keep him calm when dealing with the storm of the crowd at UFC 87.

    ?I?ve been fighting people in their hometowns for a long time,? said Herring. ?This ain?t my first rodeo.?

    Herring will continue his camp in Las Vegas as he prepares for the August 9 showdown with Lesnar as a part of UFC 87.

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    Great that he is training with Randy.

    “From my own personal experience, guys that are that green and new, they kind of revert to that adrenaline rush and that’s what I’m anticipating he’s going to do as well,” Herring said about his opponent. “I think he’s going to be pretty wild and come out and do what we saw him do against Frank (Mir).”

    Like I have said elsewhere, experience prevails over adrenaline and brawn. Herring wins.
    "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjfovf View Post
    Great that he is training with Randy.

    ?From my own personal experience, guys that are that green and new, they kind of revert to that adrenaline rush and that?s what I?m anticipating he?s going to do as well,? Herring said about his opponent. ?I think he?s going to be pretty wild and come out and do what we saw him do against Frank (Mir).?

    Like I have said elsewhere, experience prevails over adrenaline and brawn. Herring wins.

    This is a great match up. I like Lesnar's chances and am picking him to win and win big. Should be the fight of the night and could have KO of the night written all over it as well. Can't wait for this match up.

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    I dont think a short training camp with Couture will make a difference in his wrestling ability. Lesnar will get the takedown when he chooses, if he can avoid the subs he should win.

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    Default Re: Heath Herring, no hesitations with Brock Lesnar

    Can't imagine Herring winning this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    I dont think a short training camp with Couture will make a difference in his wrestling ability. Lesnar will get the takedown when he chooses, if he can avoid the subs he should win.
    I have stated that I am not a Herring fan. But that said, it certainly can't hurt training with Randy. IMO, Lesnar will gas trying to pound on Herring and he will be submitted again.
    Last edited by gjfovf; 06-24-2008 at 06:19 PM. Reason: additions
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    Pardon my ignorance, but is Herring known as a sub guy? Always thought he was a stand up or g n p guy. He had ample opportunity against Kongo to work for a submission but I didn't see him close to anything resembling working for a tap out.

    Brock wins, tko from the guard

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    Brock should be able to win this easily, Herring has horrible wrestling as exhibited in the O'Brien fight. And Herring isn't as good off of his back as Mir is.

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    Default Re: Heath Herring, no hesitations with Brock Lesnar

    I think Brock should have a few more "tune up" fights before facing a guy like Herring.

    Let's say he beats Herring. Then who's next.

    The next level up will be the elite fighters and I don't think Brock will be ready for that level after only 3 fights.

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