Herschel Walker is one hell of a tremendous athlete not to mention a rather flawless specimen of a human being. At 51 years old, the former legendary football player is in better shape than most men would Dream of achieving within their life time.
Although some of that may very well be due to or aided strongly by genetics, there’s no doubt that remaining healthy and constantly trying to push his body while doing things that he enjoys is something that he has been able to do successfully up until this point.
Not only was the man awarded the Heisman trophy in 1982, and not only is he ranked 5th all-time for NFL rushing yards at 13,787, but he also happened to pursue a fighting career, defeating both Greg Nagy (1-3) and Scott Carson (4-2) via TKO stoppage within the first 3 rounds. As Randy Couture would say “Not bad for an old man huh?”
Walker hasn’t been heard from in the world of MMA since his last fight, and with all of the fighters being brought over from the purchase and absorption of Strikeforce, it’s easy to see why any interest in his immediate future was lost among fans of the more prominent fighters and their potential futures.
With that said, it turns out Walker is actually looking to fight one last time. And this time he’s aiming for the spotlight. In a recent interview on The LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan Walker made the following statement regarding his lingering MMA aspirations:
“I would love to do it again. I absolutely love MMA. I think it’s an excellent sport. I’m a little bit older and having to work a little bit harder. I tell people all the time, if you want to do this sport, you got to get out and you got to train. You can’t just step out there and think you’re going to fight in that cage because a lot of those guys are trained to hurt you. If I was younger, I would be doing it right now. Because I’m a little bit older and I have a business going, I would like to do one more fight and then, I think, it’s time for me step aside and give it to the young people. But I would love to do one more fight.”
There you have it folks, Walker wants one more fight before he calls it a career as an athlete. MMA Fighting contacted Dana White regarding Walkers statements, but did not respond. Do you think he should be given one more opportunity to compete? And if so is the octagon a suitable place for him?
Let us know what you think in the comments below.