UFC on ESPN+ 10: Ed Herman says TKO win may have staved off retirement

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Ed Herman beat Patrick Cummins with a first-round TKO Saturday night on the prelims at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Rochester, N.Y.

Take a look inside the fight with Herman, who landed a big right knee to Cummins’ head, sent him wobbling, then put him away with punches on the canvas.

Result: Ed Herman def. Patrick Cummins via TKO (knee, punches) – Round 1, 3:39

Updated records: Herman (24-14 MMA, 11-11 UFC), Cummins (10-7 MMA, 6-7 UFC)

Key stat: Herman snapped the first three-fight skid of his career; Cummins has lost three straight for the first time.

On the fight’s key moment

“I kind of envisioned that – catching him with a knee and him wobbling. It was kind of surreal. I hit him, I felt it connect, and I brought my eyes up and it was great to see. I knew I could finish him at that point.”

On the possibility he was going to retire

“I’ve never lost three in a row. I didn’t want to make it four. That would’ve been possibly the end of my career. It was nice to get the ‘W.’ It’s really hard to say – sometimes you think that, but as a competitor, it’d be hard to hang it up.”

On what he wants next

“I’ll get back home and talk with my team and my family. I’d like to get back in there again maybe toward the end of summer – see how I’m feeling. I’d like to get back in there before the year’s end. Getting two in in one year would be nice – it’s been a while since I was able to do that.”

To hear more from Herman, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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