Showing the awesome good sense that led him to take an unmaskable steroid weeks before his title bout with Sean Sherk, Hermes Franca has decided to leave The Armory. Who else is in the Armory? Kurt Pelligrino and Rich Crunkilton, plus a bunch of Brazilian guys who are probably pretty good at jiu-jitsu.
Leaving your team to start your own school is all well and good, but here’s why its stupid:
1) You just got suspended for using steroids. There is no better time to strike off on your own. Not.
2) You’re starting a team called Team Hermes Franca. That’s fucking lame. Why not just call it TEAM ME. And while there’s no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM’, there’s ‘HERMES FRANCA’ so everyone else can eat shit. Plus with a name like that, good luck finding high profile guys to stick around. As well, see point 1: trying to market a new school using the name of a busted steroid user … not all publicity is good publicity.