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Heath Herring Out of UFC 99, Nation of Germany Left Stunned and Reeling


(Yep, that’s what it looks like about four hours before you acquire a nasty virus.)

Fresh off the news that the youth of Germany will be denied their chance to see UFC 99 in Cologne’s Lanxess Arena, the event has now received another blow: the loss of Heath Herring.  

Okay, so it’s not that big a blow.  Herring was scheduled to take on Cain Velasquez but is now reportedly sidelined with an unnamed illness (just to speculate irresponsibly, we’re going to say it’s either swine flu or whooping cough) and is unable to train, which has knocked him out of contention for the June 13 event in Germany.  The question now is, what happens to Velasquez?  And, to lesser extent, is Herring just faking it since he refuses to fight in front of a crowd without any children in it?


Fanhouse is floating the idea that Velasquez face Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, who’s making his return to the Octagon after a seriously disappointing first run and is currently rumored to be facing the decidedly mediocre Mostapha Al-Turk.  That’s one way to go, though the UFC has seemed somewhat protective of the bright prospect they have in Velasquez and might not want to throw him in against “Cro Cop” when the guy only has five fights under his belt.

Since Al-Turk was originally scheduled to take on Todd Duffee before all this “Cro Cop” talk started, the UFC could just mix and match opponents and have Velasquez face Duffee while Al-Turk faces “Cro Cop.”  Or Velasquez could face “Cro Cop” and Duffee could fight Al-Turk as originally planned.  Or they could all put their car keys in one big bowl and see whose keys they fish out at the end of the night.  Is this getting weird yet?  Yeah, probably.  But that’s what happens when Heath Herring comes down with the yellow fever.

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HAL_13- May 20, 2009 at 7:04 pm
@ UFC FAN, BUT this Fedor worship must stop. Fedor is a nothing.....a nobody.
he wont fight for UFC, and he will go down in history as a wannabee.
he never proved shit.
And Now Dana White says he wont EVER sign Fedor, he don't care about Fedor, no one of any real importance wants him, hes crazy, his people are fucking stupid, and they all think they are worth much more than they ever will be. All the fedor fans can say whatever they want, your hero is a ZERO. period. I CAN'T STRESS TO THESE PEOPLE ENOUGH ABOUT THE WHOLE FEDOR THING. I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE SAID ABOUT FEDOR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT.
UFC fan- May 20, 2009 at 5:36 pm
I am with you on the whole chastise capscockHal, BUT this Fedor worship must stop. Fedor is a nothing.....a nobody.
he wont fight for UFC, and he will go down in history as a wannabee.
he never proved shit.
And Now Dana White says he wont EVER sign Fedor, he don't care about Fedor, no one of any real importance wants him, hes crazy, his people are fucking stupid, and they all think they are worth much more than they ever will be. All the fedor fans can say whatever they want, your hero is a ZERO. period.
IronClad- May 20, 2009 at 9:09 am
Caps,

Your a dip shit and by now its odvious that your incapable of learning anything. But I cant help my self, I am a nice guy and i try to enlighten retards who come from WWE. So here's your lesson, son.

Heath Herring didnt give Fedor a run for shit. Fedor beat the ever living christ out of Heath when they met. Heath had a welt the size of an egg on his cheek bone and was getting his ass handed to him for the entire fight. It just so happens that Hearing is a tough bastard like that and can take punishment....much like your asshole and Brock Lesnar's cock sword. See now? You and Heath Herring have something in common.

The only guy to give Fedor a run for his money was in pride when Fujita almost had Fedor knocked out. Also, Crop Cop took fedor the distance but lost to decision. Kevin Randalman had a pretty good slam on Fedor but ended up in submission....so other than that, who's even come close to beating Fedor? I'd have to say Fujita is the only guy.

El Famous Burrito- May 20, 2009 at 7:27 am
It's either Killer Bee Flu or Mad Shark Disease.
Videodrome_NOW- May 20, 2009 at 7:22 am
This just in....Kongo is facing Velasquez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Videodrome_NOW- May 20, 2009 at 7:18 am
Will someone get me Heath Herring's hat? I need to take a dump and am out of toilet paper. Cain Velasquez vs. anybody at this point is still good enough to watch.
RickyRobbie- May 20, 2009 at 2:50 am
Hey, Estone?
LOCKCAPSHAL- May 19, 2009 at 8:33 pm
i doubt that cro my cock will ever win a fight in the ufc
Judo Im Right- May 19, 2009 at 7:43 pm
I'd like to see that! fuhk matt brown!
HAL_13- May 19, 2009 at 6:55 pm
FUCK HEATH HERRING. HE'S A FREAKIN DIP SHIT PUSSY ANYWAY. DID'NT HE EVEN GIVE OL'FEDOR SOME WHAT OF A GOOD HARD TIME WHEN THEY FOUGHT. YEAH I BELIEVE HE DID. AND YOU PEOPLE SAY FEDOR IS SUCH A BAD ASS. HELL JUST HAVE HIM FIGHT HERRING FOR HIS FIRST FIGHT IN THE UFC IF HE EVER SIGNS WITH THEM. THE FUCKING RUSSIAN COWARD KEEPS DODGING THEM FOR SOME HEAVYWEIGHT REASON. WOULD'NT KNOW WHY. AAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNYYYYYYYYYWAY WHERE WAS I. OH YEAH, FEDOR IS A FUCKING COWARD WHEN IT COMES TO THE UFC, AND THATS THAT.
831 Son- May 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm
No necrophyte. Not funny or intelligent. I think Al-Turk vs CroCop would be a better matchup(in favor of CroCop). If Cain vs CroCop happened, there would be a big chance of CroCop getting booted from the UFC again. I dont know, I dont like this rumor bullshit I want facts; although, it does get me psyched up. And what the fuck does being sick for a little bit have to do with dropping out of a fight? Its over 3 weeks away. He must have some nasty swine flu shit or something. Puss.
NECROPHYTE- May 19, 2009 at 6:07 pm
Let Cain fight Matt Brown! hah
Jeep- May 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm
the chic on his left arm looks like Misty Anderson....
Dmonicideals- May 19, 2009 at 5:53 pm
CroCop was in rough shape while allegedly matched against Al-Turk. He REALLLLLY hope he doesn't draw Cain, because that would be even worse. It would go almost the exact way CC/GG did. A TD, some GnP, standem' up and BANG! CroCop teaches us another way you do not want to fall.
Clayton- May 19, 2009 at 5:43 pm
"The virus wouldn't stand and fight."
UFC fan- May 19, 2009 at 5:33 pm
Herring was a nothing when he came into the UFC, hes a nothing going out. the only shock here is how he lasted so long.
I bet Dana hates to think about that big contract and huge paydays he gave heath, just to turn out to be as big a bust as cro-crap....oh speaking of cro-slop, looks like we gotta see more of that shit......just didn't have enough of the mediocre, boring 1 dimensional loser from croatia...whooppeeee!
flying gogoplata- May 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm
This just in: Herring has contracted SARS
IronClad- May 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm
Velasquez would beat Cro-Cop
Ubernoober- May 19, 2009 at 5:12 pm
Cro-Cop/Velasquez is sounding pretty sexy right now.
One Two- May 19, 2009 at 5:11 pm
FUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! this was actually a decent card and my +250 betus money out the window. please replace him with crocop.
Hamma Fist Elbow Bam-Bam- May 19, 2009 at 4:59 pm
Screw that, I want to see Cro Cop WIN a fight. Last thing I wanna see is him get destroyed by Cain Velasquez.
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