Herschel Walker on ESPN First Take

Former Heisman Trophy winner, NFL Star, and now Strikeforce heavyweight fighter Herschel Walker was a guest on ESPN’s First Take Tuesday morning to talk about his decision to try his hand in MMA. The 47-year-old who just recently signed with Strikeforce is legendary for his football skills and his workouts which consist almost entirely of … Read more

Football legend Herschel Walker signs with Strikeforce – no not as an announcer

MMA training is not new to Herschel Walker.
MMA training is not new to Herschel Walker.

NEW YORK (September 21, 2009)–Former NFL and NCAA football superstar Herschel Walker will enter a new chapter in his career as a professional athlete when he makes his debut as a heavyweight in the world’s fastest growing sport – mixed martial arts (MMA) – as part of a multi-fight contract he has signed with world championship promotion STRIKEFORCE.

The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and two-time Pro Bowl competitor will begin a 12 week training camp next month at San Jose, California’s American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), which plays home to a host of the world’s greatest fighters, including STRIKEFORCE Lightweight Champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson.  The 6 foot 1 inch, 220 pound former running back, who already holds a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and boasts additional training in the combat disciplines of Muay Thai and Kenpo, will be trained by AKA co-owner and head trainer Bob Cook.

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