Heath Herring: Dana White Has Six Ferraris. Hell, I Just Want One
For fans that may have been wondering why Heath Herring hasn't fought since UFC 87, the answer came today on ESPN Radio and "The Texas Crazy Horse" was blunt and too the point when he told ESPN why he hasn't been in the Octagon since Brock Lesnar beat him down in August of 2008:
"I really don't care too much for them, and I don't think they care too much for me (Dana White and the UFC ownership group).... They've got their guys they want to push, guys they want to market. Randy Couture, Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir are the guys they want to push and market. The problem is if you're one of the guys who's not one of their favorites, they want to keep you out of the competition.... I'm trying to make money for myself, feed my family, and these guys are trying to do everything they can to make it impossible for me.... With the way the UFC's pay scale is and as much as it costs me to get ready for a fight, at the end of the day I made like 40 grand.... If I was getting a little more money and it was worth my while I'd get back into fighting. But right now I'm making more in movies. I've got to look out for number one as far as that goes.... These guys are literally making money off our blood, sweat and tears. We don't get any health insurance. If you get hurt training for a fight, you're screwed. It's really kind of crazy.... Dana White's got six Ferraris. Hell, I just want one."
Strong words from the once top 10 ranked heavyweight. Does the dude have a point?