Roger Huerta has been in the media as of late because he’s planning on fulfilling the final fight of his UFC contract and then pursuing an acting career. The highly ranked lightweight has signed a three picture developmental deal with Lions Gate Films, the studio responsible for such screen gems as See No Evil, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, and the upcoming Zorro 2110. Then again, they’re also responsible for films like Lord of War, Hostel, High Tension, and Waiting. Much like Kelly Preston’s baby hole, you never know if what Lions Gate pumps out is going to be acceptable or retarded. I bet Huerta winds up in the retarded bunch.
El Matador could appear in a few decent movies and increase his fanbase, thus increasing his marketability upon returning to the organization (unlikely). At the same time, we could see Huerta’s venture into Hollywood become an EPIC FAIL on par with Hulk Hogan’s role in 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (likely). Either way, the UFC is probably none too happy that their prodigal son is dropping them like a bad habit for a shady acting contract after the amount of time they’ve spent turning him into a star. How do you solve a problem like this? Three words: Sean Fucking Sherk.
According to MMAWeekly, Sherk will likely play Lyoto Machida to Huerta’s Tito Ortiz at UFC 97. This fight makes a lot of sense from a matchmaking perspective. Sherk has said on more than one occasion that he wants big fights and Huerta is no doubt a name opponent who can actually fight. At the same time, the UFC wants to send Huerta a message along the lines of “You want to leave us? Fine, but we’re going to inflict permanent physical damage on you so you remember us forever.” That message should be read loud and clear as the likely outcome to this fight is Sherk smashing Huerta through the cage and into David Spade‘s nachos.