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Heath Herring Eyes Return, Waiting for UFC Release

Heath Herring hasn’t fought in more than two years since dropping a unanimous decision to Brock Lesnar at UFC 87 in August 2008, but after an acting stint, the heavyweight veteran is eying a return to MMA once he’s released from the UFC.

“There were a couple of times [since the Lesnar fight] where the UFC wanted me to go overseas and do a fight for them, but it was tough,” Herring told Sherdog. “Supposedly I’m free and clear, but the UFC is able to match any offer I get for a year. I’ve had some offers, but I’m not sure if the UFC would let me sign somewhere else.”

“I’ve been in eight movies in about two years. It’s weird to not have a fight to look forward to, but I try to keep myself busy with work and have a goal to work towards.”

The Lesnar loss moved the PRIDE veteran Herring (28-14) to 2-3 in the UFC, joining losses to Jake O’Brien and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as well as wins over Brad Imes and Cheick Kongo.

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