Herschel Walker is one bad dude. He won the Heisman Trophy in college, was an USFL and NFL all-pro, a member of the US Olympic Bobsled Team, a fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do and now, at 47 years old he apparently is just getting started. Walker is set to fight Greg Nagy in a STRIKEFORCE MMA bout on Jan. 30 at the Florida Panthers' arena.
I mean if ex-athlete can do it, certainly he can do it, right? This guy was and, from some hardly independent doctor's accounts, still is a physical freak. Who knows, Herschel could be the next Kimbo Slice like MMA phenomenon if he is any good. Certainly he's got more skills than Slice since he is a 5th degree black belt. This might be enough to get even more eyes on the ever growing MMA sport.
No odds are posted for this fight that I could find, but we'll keep you updated on that...well probably not, we're not too good on following up stories here. In any case, I have to imagine that Walker is the favorite, Nagy's overall record is just 1-1 and he is a virtual unknown in the MMA world. This has to be a setup.