Boy oh boy is Hermes Franca ever getting the fucking shaft. First his boss totally rips him a new asshole in an ESPN article…
ESPN The Magazine: One of the things Hermes Franca hinted at was that he was forced to take steroids because he had an injury but he had to fight.
White: That’s one of the dumbest things ever said. He said he twisted his ankle. It happens all the time. He called us and said he was hurt. Two days later, he said he could fight. Nobody is ever forced to fight. I can go down the list and tell you 50 guys who’ve pulled out of fights because of an injury.
…and then his 1 year suspension is upheld while repeat offender James Toney got his suspension cut down to 6 months. You’d think the silver lining in all this was that the CSAC conceded Hermes could still corner fighters during his suspension. But the Lord our God and Savior works in mysterious ways, and today he’s working mysteriously hard to kick Hermes Franca directly in the nutsack:
Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer affirmed through an e-mail today that combat sports regulations will prohibit suspended UFC lightweight Hermes Franca from obtaining a corner’s license in the state of Nevada.
“In Nevada, pursuant to regulation, a suspended fighter would not be able to corner another fighter during the term of the suspension,” wrote Kizer. “This is especially important when a fighter has been suspended for taking a prohibited substance.”
Sucks to come clean and tell the truth, doesn’t it?