Heath Herring in no hurry to return to UFC

by Ariel Helwani | source: fanhouse.com

With Acting Career in Full Swing, Heath Herring in No Hurry to Return to UFC

Less than a month before his UFC 99 fight against Cain Velasquez, Heath Herring was forced to withdraw from the bout after getting sick. Had he won that fight, Herring would have immediately become a player again in the UFC's heavyweight division.

Since then, there have been few updates on his health and his expected return to the Octagon. FanHouse spoke to "The Texas Crazy Horse" on Tuesday about his MMA future and his budding acting career. The full interview is below.

Ariel Helwani: What have you been up to lately?
Heath Herring: I have been doing some acting. Kind of fun stuff (laughs).

How did you get into acting?
I've been trying to get into acting a little bit; it's actually been taking off. I've got a bunch of different movies lined up. Don't have anything signed just yet, but you know, the film industry is kind of like the fight industry, there's always rumors, but things always seem to fall in place afterwards.

When is your movie coming out?
Probably in nine months.

What's it called?
The Underground.

So when can we expect you to fight next?
You know, I don't have anything scheduled right now with the UFC. Like I said, this acting stuff is kind of taking off, I've got some other things going on. I'm really not in a big hurry to jump back in there right now. I'm kind of riding this wave and seeing where it's going to take me.

Is it possible that you may have fought your last MMA fight?

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Lord Kancho site profile image  

8/26/09 3:38 PM by Lord Kancho

I wish that guy would just come out of the closet already. The tabloids nailed him, but still he denies it.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

8/26/09 3:33 PM by RyannVonDoom

 He stays away from all the forums. I tried to get him to join here and Sherdog's plats. He said pretty much "fuck no" to that idea.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

8/26/09 3:32 PM by RyannVonDoom

 It's working out far better for him. He Just signed a deal to work with Vinnie Jones on another movie.

ShanTheMan site profile image  

8/26/09 2:46 PM by ShanTheMan

It would be awesome if he just lurked on the UG for 2 hrs and won an Oscar

BillyRayChubbs site profile image  

8/26/09 2:41 PM by BillyRayChubbs

 Billy Ray Chubbs will be played by Billy Ray Chubbs

CLINTK9 site profile image  

8/26/09 1:27 PM by CLINTK9

UFC 103 in TEXAS, and no "Taxas Crazy Horse" GHEY!And They dont even get Matt Hughes's "Country boy can survive" Entrance either!

JohnnyLawrence site profile image  

8/26/09 1:08 PM by JohnnyLawrence

 Good for Heath. I hope it works out well for him!

EnderinAK site profile image  

8/26/09 12:55 PM by EnderinAK

I heard he is playing a warrior in the film.A keyboard warrior.

CocoonOfHorror site profile image  

8/26/09 12:40 PM by CocoonOfHorror

im not in a big hurry to see him back in the UFC either....


8/26/09 12:39 PM by K-Dub-"T"

 What's it called? The Underground. lololol