It really didn't have to end like this for Herman.
He had the athleticism and raw skillset to make it in the UFC(potential which could have been developed and really become a force when focused and finely tuned), he just didn't take it seriously, acted like a complete moron and didn't train for UFC caliber opponents. Herman expected to walk into the UFC and just outfight guys without truly putting forth the most optimized, well-trained Herman possible, he just winged it and you could make the case that he's lucky he won the Olav Einemio fight, his only UFC win.
Just an unfortunate bust.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Cain JDS Werdum Cormier Barnett Bigfoot Browne Miocic Napao
LHW Jones Goose Evans Texeira Davis Hendo Shogun Manuwa
MW Weidman ASilva Belfort Jacare Machida Rockhold Munoz Kennedy Bisping
WW GSP Hendricks Condit Lawler Maia Kampmann Rory Ellenberger Askren Lombard
LW Pettis Bendo Alvarez Chandler Grant Gil Thomson Diaz J.Miller dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Lamas Frankie Cub Lentz Kawajiri Zombie Elkins
BW Barao Cruz Faber Bibiano McDonald Moraes Assuncao Wineland Dillashaw