It was a long road back to the UFC for Ed Herman after injuries put him out for 2010, but a short trip once he hit the Octagon putting Tim Credeur away with a first round TKO.

Herman suffered a serious knee injury in his 2009 fight against Aaron Simpson, and it cost the former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ all of 2010 due to two surgeries to repair the damage.

During that time, Herman exited his former training camp at Team Quest in Oregon and relocated to Fort Collins, Colo. where he opened a gym of his own, but still had to go back to a day job to push through and support his family.

The hard work to come back paid off when he stepped back into the cage on Saturday night.

Herman was on the offensive from the minute the fight started, pressing forward with punches and pushing Credeur backwards. After grabbing his opponent’s head with his hand, Herman brought him down into an uppercut that clipped the nose, but a second uppercut connected flush with the jaw.

“I’ve been working my clinch a lot , that uppercut I’ve been hurting a lot of guys with it,” Herman commented about his handiwork. “It’s been my money punch.”

Herman certainly cashed in with it against Credeur. Following the uppercut, Credeur crashed to the mat and Herman followed up with a few more strikes and the fight was stopped.

More than a year away and with so many changes both personally and professional, Ed Herman’s win on Saturday night may not have had a title or a guaranteed bonus attached to it, but it will certainly go down as one of the biggest in his career.

“It’s unbelievable. To come out and win like that, it’s so awesome, I can’t describe it,” Herman said. “It’s so amazing.”

The win was Herman’s fifth in the UFC, and now that he’s healthy he’ll look forward to a much more active 2011.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Chris Leben 'didn't realize that people didn't wake up and drink every day' before TUF 1

  • 19 days ago
  • 28 views

The first season of The Ultimate Fighter changed the game for MMA and the UFC. It also changed Chris Leben's life. There isn't much "The Crippler" would alter about everything he learned about himsel read news >>

Chris Leben was ‘blown away’ by Anderson Silva’s positive drug test, believes it’s ‘damaging to his legacy’

  • 20 days ago
  • 10 views

TUF veteran Chirs Leben discusses his former opponent Anderson Silva’s recent positive drug test, as well as what that means for his legacy as one of the greatest fighters of all time. read news >>

Former UFC, TUF star lands WWE tryout

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC gets CM Punk and WWE gets ... Matt Riddle? It's certainly a possibility, as The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 grad landed a May tryout with the world's largest pro wrestling organization in Orlando, F read news >>

Knockout Radio Podcast: The Legal Side of Cornering and TUF Winner Eddie Gordon

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Join Knockout Radio for the podcast of their April 9 broadcast featuring special guest legal analyst Danny Alvarez and TUF 19 winner Eddie "Truck" Gordon. read news >>

Knockout Radio Live: The Legal Side of Cornering and and TUF Winner Eddie Gordon

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Tune in Thursday, April 9, at 6 p.m. EST, for Knockout Radio LIVE with special guest legal analyst Danny Alvarez and TUF 19 winner Eddie "Truck" Gordon. read news >>

'TUF: Latin America' finalists Leonardo Morales, Jose Quinonez meet at UFC Fight Night 68

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC’s June return to New Orleans continues to grow with the addition of a bantamweight bout.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Mike Swick returns to action against Alex Garcia at UFC 189

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

TUF 1 alum Mike Swick will enter the octagon for the first time in over two years at UFC 189. Remember Mike Swick? The light heavyweight on TUF 1 that was nowhere near a light heavyweight? The guy th read news >>

Jose Aldo dreams of TUF: Team Nova Uniao vs. Team Alpha Male

  • 26 days ago
  • 15 views

Jose Aldo is back in Rio and says he doesn't care about what Conor has to say and will finish the fight in the opening minutes. He also confesses a dream of a season of The Ultimate Fighter between N read news >>

TUF Brazil 4 Coach Profile - Shogun Rua

  • 28 days ago
  • 15 views

When it was announced that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was going to coach season four of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, the immediate response from many centered on Rua’s upbringing in the sport at the read news >>