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Ed Herman doesn’t want your pity tips

Comeback fighter and last week’s Fightlinker interviewee Ed Herman talks to our two letter URL neighbor Fightline about how hard things got over the past year and a half of no fights:

“Well, I went back to work bartending and doing some security, like I used to do when I was younger, when I was training and fighting”, recalled Herman.

“It was a good job to have, to train all day and work all night, but when you get more experience it’s hard to do. I had to go back to doing that, which really sucked. It was fun when I was younger and single and stuff, but now that I’m a little older and I have a family, I’m not into the party scene anymore, so… it sucked. It just wasn’t fun. Talking to people, having everybody say ‘oh you’re that guy that used to fight in the UFC! Oh man, here’s an extra buck’, people feeling sorry for me, that was hard to deal with,” he continued.

That’s the fucked up thing about UFC fame. So fleeting, and once it’s gone you’re just one of the hundreds of UFC veterans floating around that fans have vague memories of. Herman wasn’t even out of the org and people were already treating him like the hometown hockey star who drove into a farm combine and has brain damage. Let’s hope he manages to avoid more pity tips by beating Kyle Noke at the next UFC on Versus August 14th.