Letting someone pass is one thing, but they were stood up maybe once, if at all in 25 mins so i'm not really buying that one from Hermes to be honest.
you don't continue with a gameplan for 25 mins that is not working. Looking back over the fight i can see plenty of resistance from Hermes on a lot of the passing.
He was just outclassed in that aspect of the game. It happens. Especially when your fighting a guy with Sherks hips.