Biography(references)His mother is a psychologist working for the Texas prison system and his father is an attorney who owns two different law firms. Herring attended Amarillo High School and played competitive football while being pursued by the school's wrestling coach to try wrestling. Herring initially resisted, but in his senior year Herring began wrestling and qualified as one of the top ten wrestlers in the state for the state championships. Soon after, he began practicing sambo. Herring began training to fight in mixed martial arts when he graduated high school at the age of 18, but also continued his football career as a defensive end for West Texas A&M University's Division II program, although he did not finish his college education.
Fighter Trivia(references)Herring was married when he was 18 years old and has a daughter, but the marriage ended in divorce. Herring's brother also competed in MMA, holding an undefeated 5-0 record before attending Baylor University to play football as an offensive tackle. In the last eight years, all through his thirties, Herring has dabbled in stunt work in Hollywood, tried his hand at professional poker and launched a mixed martial arts promotion in Argentina.
Awards & Accolades
World Vale Tudo Championship: WVC 9 Heavyweight Tournament Winner
World Vale Tudo Championship: WVC 8 Heavyweight Tournament Runner Up
Bas Rutten Invitational: Bas Rutten Invitational 3 Tournament Winner
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