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Report: Herring plans to accept match vs. Kongo

UFC heavyweight fighter Heath Herring has been offered a match against Cheick Kongo on March 1 at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio, MMAjunkie.com is quoting a source close to Herring as saying.

According to Junkie’s report, Herring has not officially signed a bout agreement but has every intention of doing so.

It’s not known whether Kongo has agreed to the bout.

Kongo’s immediate future has been up in the air ever since he recorded an upset unanimous decision victory over Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 75 on Sept. 9 in London.

Since the victory, rumors and reports have surfaced that suggested Kongo’s next fight would be against Tim Sylvia. Sylvia would later sign on to fight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the interim UFC heavyweight title at UFC 81 on February 2 after current champ Randy Couture submitted a letter of  resignation to the UFC.

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4 COMMENTS
  • bigfish042 says:

    Herring has got my respect. He is definitely no J McCully. Heath may not win and probably wont, but at least he wasnt scared to fight. He didnt need to wait until after the deadline and say, man I missed the deadline to accept the fight.

    It is no wonder McCully has only fought 3 times in the past 6 or 7 years. He doesnt want to fight. He is happy just to be Tito’s teddy bear and toy training partner. He would never of even got the call for the snore fest against Hardonk if the UFC didnt need a last minute replacement.

    Props to Heath Herring. Good luck to him

  • Evan says:

    I can’t figure out what the problem is with Heath. Poor training and game plan?

  • bigfish042 says:

    I dont know either. Maybe it is mental?? Because he should of put away Big Nog after the head kick. Also he doesnt seem to have the killer instinct. I think that maybe he is not confident, also some cardio conditioning would help, along with losing about 15-20 lbs.

  • bigfish042 says:

    Than again Big Nog looked pothetic before the fight(physically) and during. He will get KTFO by Sylvia if the same Nog that fought Herring shows up against Sylvia. I am picking Sylvia to win this, regardless of which Nog shows up. If the one that fought herring shows up, I think it will be a quick fight.

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