My Next Fight...

I am fighting Hermes Franca on Saturday February 7th in Tampa, Florida at the USF Sun Dome. I believe it is going to be an Ultimate Fight Night card on Spike TV.

Hermes is a VERY dangerous opponent and has:

  • Fought Sean Sherk for the UFC Lightweght Title losing a 5 round decision

  • A record of 9-4 in the UFC/WEC, 20-7 as a Pro... all his losses coming by Decision

  • Coming off a win over Marcus Aurelio and has wins over TUF5 Winner Nate Diaz, WEC Champ Jamie Varner, IFL Champ Ryan Schultz, TUF5 fighter and Former WEC Champ Gabe Ruediger and Spencer Fisher.

    Hermes is VERY heavy handed to complement his black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and is always dangerous. I was given a few different fight options, but thought the fight would Hermes would be the most challenging and most exciting.


    Should be a great fight, congrats on getting such a game opponent.

    Good luck.

    Can you say who else you were offered?

    ttt for you, Joe! Good luck!

     very tough fight. i feel your best strategy would be to keep it standing and box him up.


    j/k. Best of luck. It will be a tough fight.

    Makes for a good fight for sure. Good luck Joe!

    Good luck, damn tough fight.

    Who do you cheer for in fights like this?

    You both are great fighters, should be a good one

    You'll do good!Can't wait to see the fight!

    TTT for Joe...Good Luck!

    Mike Constantino

    I don't know who to pick or who to cheer for.

    I do however look forward to an Awesome display of MMA from both.

    Good Luck Joe!

     Good matchup.



    Hope you stop by Gracie Tampa while you are here.

    Gool luck Joe.

    go train at ATT

    oh an lets go joe

    The Real Asian Cowboy - Hope you stop by Gracie Tampa while you are here.

     I definitely will. 

    Thanks guys. 

    Great matchmaking. Either guy can win, and it would be a notable win over a tough opponent for either guy.

    They will have to come up with a helluva main event to top this one.