UFC News: Hermes Franca A Free Agent

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hermes franca

According to a post on the Underground Forums, UFC lightweight contender Hermes Franca officially announced that he has asked and was released from his contract by the UFC. Franca who is serving a one year suspension for steroids, after coming clean with fans and admitting to taking steroids prior to his fight with Sean Sherk at UFC 73.

Sean Sherk also tested positive for steroids, but fought the charges with the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The CSAC upheld the ruling but let Sherk off with a reduced six month sentence. Sherk was striped of his title by the UFC, but was given a automatic match with BJ Penn who won Sherks vacant title by beating Joe Stevenson at UFC 80.

Now that he is a free agent, Id like to see him avenge this two losses to Yves Edwards or possibly fight Nick Diaz on EliteXC.

lol. ok guys,

After my fight i was suspended for a year,i could not fight in USA,so i got some calls to fight in canada ,england,japan etc…,so i ask Mr.Joe silva to finish my contract with UFC, i told him i need to fight to make money ,told him to please let me fight and finish my contract( i was out of focus)and his gently did it..So , i spoke with Mr.Armando Garcia, and he told me , if i do some fights out of USA i could not fight in USA anymore never,So i decide don’t fight and wait until july,So now i don’t have any contract, but of course i will try come back to the UFC( just if u guys wish hermes franca back again lol), or wait for another offer from another organization. That’s it.

But i am doing good guys, really busy ,doing seminars in all over the world ,i am in canada now, and next week arizona, winsconsin, north carolina ,south carolina ,i am training with differents fighters and camps(marcelo garcia,pablo popovitch,B.J. penn ,marck bochek,etc…)

Really nice to talk to you guys ,thank you to all my fans!!!!! “PEACE AND LOVE”


  1. Scooby Doo

    February 23, 2008 at 1:51 am

    hermes, do what you got to do but I think a rematch with sherk would be good fight steriod free.LoL, if he wins or loses to bj penn. If you do come back to the ufc. If not go fight N. Diaz or edwards etc…

  2. Morey

    February 23, 2008 at 6:17 am

    I think that division is so stacked it would be hard for him to get that momentum back. I think he's a good fighter and its too bad he is leaving the UFC but he might make more money signing with Elite.

  3. kom34

    February 23, 2008 at 9:09 am

    i'd like to see him fight eves edwards or noons.

  4. roy

    February 25, 2008 at 2:40 am

    theres plenty of fights out there for him in or out of the ufc

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