Ed Herman was rocked a few times at UFC on FOX 8, but was able to recover for the split-decision win over Trevor Smith in Fight of the Night.
“I’m hurting man, that was a tough fight,” said Herman to MMA Fighting. “Both my hands hurt, my head hurts, my leg hurts. It was a battle and I’m banged up.”
After Herman’s second fight of 2013, he plans to rest and take a few weeks off. He started the year by competing on the final Strikeforce card as per the request of the UFC. He took an early submission loss to Ronaldo Souza.
Smith now holds a pair of defeats, with the other from Tim Kennedy under the Strikeforce banner.
They fought on the prelims of UFC on FOX 8, which aired on FX. It was yesterday, July 27, from the KeyArena in Seattle, WA.