Heath Herring net worth: Heath Herring was created in Waco, Texas in March 1978. He played football for West Texas A&M University and began training for MMA after graduating high school. Herring made his MMA debut in April 1997 when he got the better of Chris Guillen in the Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation. He’d a record of 13 — 5 before he signed with PRIDE and conquered Willie Peeters in June 2000. Herring’s last match was a loss to Brock Lesnar in August 2008. He completed his MMA career using a record of 28 — 14. On New Year’s Eve 2005 Herring was scheduled to confront Yoshihiro Nakao who gave him a kiss through the pre-match stare down. In return, Herring knocked him out as well as the match was not able to happen. Herring has starred in the films Never Surrender, Hell’s Chain, Beatdown, Unrivaled, and Division III: Football’s Finest.
On December 31, 2005, Herring was involved in a memorable MMA moment during K-1's Dynamite 2005 show. During the pre-fight staredown, his opponent, Yoshihiro Nakao, leaned in and kissed him on the lips. Herring reacted, delivering a right hook to the jaw of Nakao, knocking him out cold. Herring was immediately disqualified and Nakao was carried from the ring. Shortly thereafter, Nakao's cornermen attacked Herring and a brief fight ensued. Herring's trainers, Ricardo Pires and Sergio Penha fought with Nakao's trainers until security stopped the fight. The fight result has since been changed by K-1 from a disqualification loss for Herring to a no contest, as K-1 judges ruled that Nakao's kiss and Herring's subsequent knockout punch were both fouls.
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