The Kansas City based promotion, Titan Fighting Championships has announced that they have signed two former UFC veterans, Jeff “Big Frog’ Curran (34-16-1) and Dave “Pee Wee” Herman (21-6).
Jeff Curran, a veteran of over 50 pro MMA fights, puts his retirement plans aside and will be taking his talents to Titan FC. The BJJ black belt has fought for over 20 different promotions in his career, including UFC, WEC, Pride, Strikeforce, and most recently in RFA. His last fight, resulted in a 5 round decision loss to Pedro Munhoz for the RFA Bantamweight Championship in August. Post-fight Jeff Curran had announced he was retiring from MMA, but with this announcement, the 36 year old returns. Fighting for the UFC on 3 separate occasions—but coming up short against Serra, Jorgensen, and Eduardo—that 1st career UFC win still eludes Curran. ‘Big Frog’ owns career victories over Raphael Assuncao, Antonio Carvalho, Charles Bennett, in addition to competing against all of the top bantamweights in the world.
I am happy to say that i signed a multi-fight deal with @TitanFighting ! I am ready to represent myself and my generation of fighters!!!
— Jeff Curran (@BigFrogBJJ) January 29, 2014
Dave Herman began his MMA career on a tear, winning his first 15 fights (14 of them finished in the 1st round). The Team Quest fighter had fought for many different promotions including Elite XC, Sengoku, and Bellator before debuting in the UFC in 2011 with a knockout over Jon Olav Einemo. But that would be his lone victory with the promotion. He followed that up with 4 straight losses—including suffering three knockouts, most recently to Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 162—that ultimately sent him out of the UFC. During that time ‘Pee Wee’ had also failed two drug tests, both testing positive for marijuana, that led to him serving a 6-month suspension. 29 year old Herman looks to bring his knockout style to Titan FC in April.
Both Jeff Curran and Dave Herman are scheduled to fight on the promotion’s card in April which is expected to be on CBS Sports Network after the promotion had announced in January that they reached a deal with the network to air their events. Curran is scheduled to take on another former UFC veteran, Illarde Santos.