As the title states, on this night nine years ago Herring must've been in a hurry. First, he fought Nik Bickle in the seventh match of the evening and submitted him with strikes in only 0:32. He then took a drink of water and fought the last match of the night against Phil Deason and needed only 0:13 to submit him with a keylock.
The results were the two quickest fights of the night. As a matter of fact, Heath's combined fight time was still shorter than any of the other fights on the card. And there were a couple of guys who are now pretty well known fighting in the event, including Nathan Marquardt and Joey Villasenor.
After the victories Herring was 4-1 and they must've wetted his appetite. He fought eleven more times in 1999 and finished the year with an overall mark of 12-4. Apparently he's still hungry because after beating Cheick Kongo at UFC 82 on March 1, 2008 Herring is 28-13.
As of today, April 17, 2008 the victory over Phil Deason exactly nine years ago is still Herring's fastest, and the 0:32 beating of Bickle is now his third fastest.
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