Herring clarifies Ferrari comment

source: mmajunkie.com

“I think the whole five Ferrari comment is that at this point in my career, I'm actually making less money than when I was younger and I was 23 years old. Like I said, I've got these business opportunities that have arisen, and it actually makes more sense for me to try to do that financially than try to take the time out and fight. That's the decision I'm being faced with right now.”

“It's obviously a risk that I wrestle with on a daily basis. It's been a very tough decision for me. But with my current contract, I feel like I've hit the glass ceiling, so to speak. It's not that I don't ever want to fight again. But I have to be intelligent with my body and my time, and (if) I can find something that pays off better, I need to go down that road.”

“I've got a lot of scars and wounds but not a lot to show for it. It's like, 'Do you want to keep destroying your body?' I love fighting. But it's like you wake up one day - and I'm almost 32 years old now - and you say, ‘What have I really done? What's the legacy I've left for my child and my family, other than do you want to watch me on YouTube? You want to watch me on Spike TV?’ It's not really intelligent for me to continue down this road and look up in five or 10 years and be like, ‘OK, what did I get here?’”

“Obviously, the way that that interview was taken and blown out of context, I think Dana's very vindictive. I think when he gets upset about something, he tries to stick it to whoever. But on the other side, I'm one of the few marketable heavyweights. I think I'm making them more money even by this stuff. By causing a commotion, it's even putting my name out there more, which is more marketing for them at this point. I'm not trying to cause a crusade against the UFC by any means.”

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orcus site profile image  

2/19/10 11:00 AM by orcus


Bill Pharoni site profile image  

2/19/10 10:55 AM by Bill Pharoni

How exactly is Heath a marketable heavyweight? Because he's white? Because he has pink hair? I don't get it. Maybe he was marketable in Japan, but so was Josh Barnett.

stdigg site profile image  

2/19/10 10:42 AM by stdigg


MNFAN site profile image  

2/19/10 9:27 AM by MNFAN

So basically, Heath Herring has gone Hollywood. That's how it seems to me.

humphrey sphinctermuscle site profile image  

2/19/10 9:15 AM by humphrey sphinctermuscle

well i guess he shouldnt have signed the fucking contract then. life's a bitch. and he's not even close to marketable.

4 DZ NTZ site profile image  

2/19/10 9:06 AM by 4 DZ NTZ

Play him off, Epic Beard Man

asn site profile image  

2/19/10 9:03 AM by asn

It's a good call to look after your family and make sure that they are taken care of financially. But he has a great legacy to leave behind and has done more in his life than most people could ever hope to achieve. Being able to look yourself up on youtube or pop in a DVD and show your kids what daddy used to do is pretty amazing.

disbeliever site profile image  

2/19/10 8:54 AM by disbeliever

Catch 22 my fren

RaGEDMentaL site profile image  

2/19/10 7:24 AM by RaGEDMentaL

 Maybe if he trained more rather than do movies he might win.

officedrone23 site profile image  

2/19/10 7:19 AM by officedrone23

He should try winning more. It is a good strategy to use when you want to get paid more for fighting.