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10 Questions with Ed Herman (2/1/2008)

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Feb. 1st, 2008 | 02:08 am

10 Questions with Ed Herman (by Darrick Patrick)

Ed "Short Fuse" Herman is a professional mixed martial artist who has competed in organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Extreme Challenge, Hand 2 Hand Combat, International Fighting Championship, SportFight, Pancrase, DesertBrawl, the Pacific Pankration Kickboxing Association, Quest Promotions, and the Professional Fighting Association. He also appeared on the third season of the television show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock.

Darrick: What road led you to competing professionally in mixed martial arts?

Ed: Long road, man - one with lots of hills. (Laughs) Lots of hard work and desire to some day be a world champ.

Darrick: Who are a few of the people that greatly influenced you while growing up?

Ed: My dad, my late friend Jake Hawley, Mrs. Scott (teacher from middle school), my stepdad, Steve, etc. - lots of people helped me out along the way.

Darrick: What does a typical training session for you consist of?

Ed: It depends on the training session...

Darrick: Any advice for younger individuals looking to compete in MMA?

Ed: Find a good gym, with good people around, that you can trust.

Darrick: Who are some of the people in the sport that you highly respect?

Ed: I'll start with Anderson Silva. You gotta' respect that guy - he's a bad man. Some others are Hendo, Lindland, Shults, and Wilson. All of my teammates. Also, Forrest Griffin's the man. There's a lot of great guys out there that I respect...I could go on forever.

Darrick: What brings you the most fulfillment out of martial arts?

Ed: I have the best job in the world. I can take good care of my family doing something that I love, and the fact that I can help motivate and inspire so many people - even people I've never even met. Plus being famous and making good money kickin' ass is pretty cool too. (Laughs)

Darrick: Outside of MMA, what are your other interests?

Ed: My family, of course. I just had twins and they take up a lot of my time. (Laughs) I also enjoy riding quads, fishing, hanging with my bros, and camping. I'm a country boy at heart.

Darrick: If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?

Ed: The first would be that my children grow up strong and healthy. The second is to be able to work my way to the top and be the middleweight world champ. For the third, I'll go with world peace. (Laughs)

Darrick: Tell us something that most people don't know about you.

Ed: My nickname "Short Fuse" was given to me by my two good friends Chris Leben and Chael Sonnen at the beginning of my career. And it is not related to the size of my johnson. (Laughs)

Darrick: What is your oldest memory?

Ed: Riding quads in the country with my cousins.

Yo, thanks for the support! A shout-out to Chris Wilson on his UFC debut versus Jon Fitch on March 1st and newly crowned champion teammates Ryan Shultz and Matt "Suave" Horwich.

FOR OTHER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS BY DARRICK PATRICK:

http://listography.com/darrickpatrick/interviews/darrick_patrick_interview_archives

You can also check out Ed Herman in the following places:

Official Ed Herman MySpace Profile:

http://www.myspace.com/shortfuseherman

Official Ed Herman Facebook Site:

https://www.facebook.com/ed.herman.16

Official Ed Herman Twitter Area:

https://twitter.com/EdHermanufc

Ed Herman on Fight Finder:

http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Ed-Herman-6561

Ed Herman Photo Gallery at Sherdog.com:

http://www.sherdog.com/pictures/gallery/fighter/6561

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