Herschel Walker to make MMA debut in Jan.

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  1. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Herschel Walker will make his mixed martial arts debut next month.


    Walker starred for the Cowboys, among other teams, in the NFL after winning the Heisman at the University of Georgia.

    The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner will face an opponent to be announced as part of a fight card at the Florida Panthers' arena on Jan. 30.

    Walker recently entered a 12-week training camp in San Jose, Calif., after signing a multi-fight contract with promoter Strikeforce.
    The former NFL running back holds a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
  2. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Bye Felicia!

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    Wow. Herschel must need the money.
  3. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    or is a competitior and wants to put his skills to a test in another sport. He is a fifth degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
  4. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    this is probably going to be very painful. for him, that is.
  5. Wrangler87

    Wrangler87 Well-Known Member

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    I would never underestimate Walker. He is one of, if not, my favorite athlete of all time. Never lifted weights. Over 1,000 push-ups and sit-ups a day for most of his life.
  6. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    You're probably right, but I don't know...he never loved the game of football. He's said that all the game was to him was a job and he did it because he was good at it.
  7. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Bye Felicia!

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    I hope he doesn't hurt himself out there. Infomercials are easier.
  8. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    46 isn't what it used to be.
  9. DallasKnight

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    Hershel is such an athlete, and still in phenomenal shape. Watched Randy Coutoure lately? He's also 46, and I actually think Hershel is in better shape, but doesn't have Randy's experience regardless of his Tae Kwon Do.

    Good luck Hershel.
  10. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I wish him luck and hope he doesn't get hurt. He was one of my favorites also and I always marveled at his fitness routine.
  11. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    That's what I was thinking too.

    As I'm sitting here procrastinating getting the last of the wood split and into the shed because my back aches.

    THUMPER Papa

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    Tae Kwon Do is not the best training for MMA. Jujitsu, wrestling, & kickboxing/muay thai seem to be the more typical backgrounds that MMA guys come from. Tae Kwon Do is too formalized to be easily adapted to MMA.

    That's just my opinion of course.

    That said, Herschel will probably do pretty well for his age but I wouldn't expect too much.
  13. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    It will be interesting but my 1st thought was, how old is he? 46? Wow.

    Go for it..

  14. CactusCowboy

    CactusCowboy Benched

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    I am familiar with most of the guys and Herschel will get his arse stomped when he meets anyone decent. Heck, I could probably whip him. :) I am 6'4", 265 and 6% body fat!
  15. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    Didn't he come out and say that he is/was schitzoid or some other mental ailment? How did he get medical clearance if true?
  16. Jimz31

    Jimz31 The Sarcastic One

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    I don't think he's a guy that just needs the money....remember, this is a guy who got involved in ballet to help his footwork.
  17. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    Tae Kwon Do usually doesn't work in MMA, because it focuses on flashy kicks that leave you vulnerable to counters and takedowns. I took Tae Kwon Do as a kid (maybe I didn't go to a good place, but the guy was a 4th degree blackbelt), then I spent some time doing kickboxing and MMA and the standup is completely different.

    Kickboxing and MMA is about fighting, while Tae Kwon Do is almost like you're doing a dance or doing an art form.

    That's not to say Herschel won't be successful, because athleticism is a huge advantage. Plus he's a sixth degree blackbelt, so it's not like he knows nothing. It may come down to his ground skills though.
  18. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I think it was multiple personality disorder but I could be wrong. And so could I.
  19. Lifetimeboyzfan

    Lifetimeboyzfan Well-Known Member

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    I think Lyoto Machida would respectfully disagree...
  20. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    Machida does Karate. Real Karate, not the watered-down version they have in the U.S.

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