It has been five years since Kendall Grove (12-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) defeated Ed Herman (22-9 MMA, 5-5 UFC) to capture the Season 3 crown of The Ultimate Fighter.
Throughout the season, Herman widely proclaimed that he would be victorious. But what he didn't expect was for the 6'6" Grove to stop him in his tracks at the show's finale and claim the six-figure contract.
Since their time on TUF, each man has taken a different path, but they could now be primed to settle their unfinished business.
Herman has suffered back-to-back losses twice in his UFC career and most recently defeated Tim Credeur at the TUF 13 finale to avoid making it six losses in the organization.
"Short Fuse" returned from a 22-month layoff when he faced Credeur and was impressive in doing so as he claimed a first-round knockout.
Prior to that, Herman defeated David Loiseau (UFC 97) and suffered a loss to Aaron Simpson at UFC 102.
Herman currently owns a gym with teammate Ryan Schultz in Colorado and a rematch against a fighter who has owns a victory over him would surely interest him.
After defeating Herman, Grove went on to claim submission victories over Chris Price (UFC: The Final Chapter) and Alan Belcher (UFC 69).
Like Herman, Grove suffered back-to-back losses but rebounded with victories over Jason Day and Evan Tanner.
The Hawaiian is set to refocus his career under the tutelage of coach Justin McCully and while he once defeated Herman, a rematch against him would surely get Grove to happily return to Octagon in the near future.
While Herman and Grove have seen their share of ups and downs, the first fight was an underrated classic and they'd certainly entertain fans for a second time.
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