Heath Herring in no hurry to return to UFC

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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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