What the hey? He's a little old for this, eh?
Herschel Walker 'serious' debut MMA bouthttp://www.sacbee.com/859/story/2457167.html
The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 - 3:09 pm
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. -- Herschel Walker says he is "serious" about his upcoming mixed martial arts debut on Jan. 30.
Walker's MMA debut was finalized Tuesday when Greg Nagy was announced as his opponent for the Strikeforce card to be contested Jan. 30 at the Florida Panthers' arena in Sunrise, Fla.
The 47-year-old Walker holds a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Allan Fields, chief physician for the Florida Boxing Commission that also oversees MMA sanctioning, says Walker passed the "most strenuous tests that possibly you can impose on an athlete."
Walker was the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner while at Georgia and played professionally for Dallas, Philadelphia, Minnesota, the New York Giants and the New Jersey Generals.