Dave Herman was preparing for his UFC 136 bout with Mike Russow when he heard the bad news from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the group who will oversee the UFC's trip to Houston next week. Herman's drug test came up positive for marijuana, a drug that Herman claims he has never used.
"Texas said they never lost it and the first one [was intended to detect] drugs and the second was for steroids," said Herman, who apparently didn't fail the steroids test. "I don't even smoke. ... I haven't even had a beer in two month."
Herman has been fighting since 2006 and has not failed a single drug test. Before starting with the UFC in June in a TKO of Jon Olav Einemo, Herman has fought in Bellator, Sengoku and EliteXC, putting together a record of 21-2.
Now, Nam Phan's rematch with Leonard Garcia will appear on the pay-per-view card of UFC 136.