Dave “Pee Wee” Herman talks about his disqualification against Sokoudjou and more

Dave “Pee Wee” Herman, in classic Pee Wee Herman attire, talks about his recent disqualification against Sokoudjou in Abu Dhabi, his beef with Bellator, his new found love of grappling, and more.

Possible return to action for rising heavyweight Dave “Pee Wee” Herman on February 20 in Nashville, Tenn. (updated)

Photo by Daniel Herbertson - Dave Herman's heel smash KO of Jim York at Sengoku 11 was nominated for the 2009 Bazzie Awards "KO of the Year."

ProMMA.info has learned from sources close to the situation that rising MMA heavyweight star Dave “Pee Wee” Herman (16-1) may headline a Feb. 20 fight card in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville-based promotion Gameness Fighting Championship (GFC) will be returning to the Sports Arena at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds the third Saturday in February, and if goes as rumored, it could be their most heavily stacked card to date.

Herman is coming off a first round knockout of Jim York at Sengoku 11 back in November. His “heel smash” knockout of York was a “knockout of the year” nominee on Inside MMA’s 2009 “Bazzie Awards.”

Originally from Indiana, and armed with little more than a wrestling background and some heavy hands, Herman, who made his pro debut in Dec. 2006, finished his first 13 fights in the first round, stopping every single opponent.

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Sengoku spotlight: Dave “Pee Wee” Herman – ProMMA.info exclusive interview

Dave "Pee Wee" Herman takes on "Big" Jim York at Sengoku 11.
Dave "Pee Wee" Herman takes on "Big" Jim York at Sengoku 11.

Sengoku: Eleventh Battle takes place at Ryogoku Kokugikan, in Tokyo, Japan on Nov. 7 and will air live on HDNet beginning at 2 a.m. ET early Saturday morning. Among those fighting on the card is heavyweight Dave “Pee Wee” Herman (15-1) taking on “Big” Jim York (11-3).

It will be Dave’s second fight in Japan and his second fight inside the Sengoku ring. Things did not go so well for Dave in his last Sengoku appearance when he fought Mu Bae Choi (9-4). In fact, the fight against Choi is the lone loss on Dave’s MMA record.

However, it was also the fight that caused him to really get serious about his professional career. It was the fight that caused him to seek out professional training and finally brought him to Nashville MMA in Tennessee under the tutelage of Ed Clay.

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“Shark Fights 6: Stars and Stripes” play-by-play & results (update)

“Shark Fights 6: Stars and Stripes” took place on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 in Amarillo, Texas headlined by a heavyweight match-up between MMA legend Don Frye and Nashville MMA’s Dave “Pee Wee” Herman. Herman improved his record to 15-1 by doing what he usually does; making short work of his opponent. At just one minute … Read more

Dave “Pee Wee” Herman to fight Don Frye at “Shark Fights 6”

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned from sources close to the bout that heavyweight prospect Dave “Pee Wee” Herman will be taking on MMA legend Don “The Predator” Frye at “Shark Fights 6” tentatively scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.

Herman’s last bout was a first round TKO over Josh Barnes at Bellator 4 back in May. Although Herman is still under contract with Bellator, they have postponed their second season until Jan. 2010. Herman is considered somewhat of an MMA oddity, having fought much of his career with virtually no formal training.

Herman currently holds a 14-1 record. With 11 (T)KO’s and 3 submissions, he has finished all of his opponents aside from his lone loss which came against Mu Bae Choi last January at “Sengoku – No Ran 2009.”

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Dave Herman ready to get serious about MMA career – PRO MMA exclusive

To say that heavyweight MMA fighter, Dave “Pee Wee” Herman is a talented athlete is an understatement. The guy is nothing short of phenomenal. For anyone to come into professional mixed martial arts and go 13-0 by relying mainly on their natural ability is quite the feat. That is exactly what Dave Herman did.

However, Dave finally met his match in his last bout on January 4, 2009 when he took on Mu Bae Choi at Sengoku: ‘No Ran 2009’ in Japan. It looked as though Dave would finish Choi in the first round just like he had done all but one of his other opponents, but the Korean was very tough and survived. Dave ended up gassing in round two and Choi was able to take advantage and get a TKO victory. In a little over two years as a professional fighter, it was Dave’s first defeat.

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