UFC 143: Short Fuse Submits Starks

by • February 4, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Ed Herman continues to overcome the odds, while many continue to count him out over and over again he once again silenced them by submitting Starks.

Herman has been a staple of the UFC since he impressed people with his exciting fights and outgoing personality as a cast member of the third season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter and despite being in the later portions of his career has shown no signs of slowing down.

Herman and Starks threw down trading power punches with Herman getting the upper hand in a lot of the exchanges, in the second frame he surprised Starks taking him off his feet.

Once he got him there he was quick to work to take his back before sinking in a rear-naked-choke soon thereafter.

Heres what he had to say about it post-fight:

“I bring it every time, no matter what.  My skills came together nicely, although I could have listened to my coaches more. Once I got on top I knew I was going to get the finish.  I’ve really matured a lot physically and mentally, and half the battle is mental so I was more prepared than ever.  This is just another step of the journey for me.  I feel like I am getting closer to fighting some of the top guys. Stark is a very athletic guy and a good wrestler and brought a good striking game.  It was nice to go in there and get the finish.  I did take a beating though.  While I’m glad I got the win I still have stuff to work on.”

Heres what the disappointed loser had to say:

“My team prepared me for this fight but it was a mind slip. This is a difficult loss for me to take.  I’m going to come back stronger and prepare for the next fight ahead of me.”

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