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Herschel Walker is Going all MMA

September 21, 2009

In a recent surge of ex-NFL players joining the MMA world, there is a new and bigger name than anyone in The Ultimate Fighter that premiered on Spike this Wednesday. Those NFL’ers are: Branden Schaub, Marcus Jones, Mike Wessel and Wes Shivers.

The bigger name? Herschel Walker and he is one of the best athletes that the NFL has ever seen. Not players, but rather one of the best “athletes” as in strength, speed, work out regimen, etc. He won the 1982 Heisman Trophy in his junior year of college. I feel (and I may not be alone) that he had a much better college career than he did in the NFL but I remember him fondly even though I was still in diapers during the beginning of his career.

Walker, who was selected to the Pro Bowl twice in his NFC East whoring career, is now 47 years old which is VERY old for the NFL and just “Over the Hill” for the UFC given what Randy Couture does for the sport at the ripe age of 46.

The crazy thing about Herschel Walker is that he was always had an insanely low body fat count with his psychotic training technique. Instead of using heavy weights such as dumbbells, Walker was all about calisthenics and bodyweight exercises that doesn’t take a toll on the body nearly as much as the former. In 2006 he told Jim Rome that he does 2,500 sit ups and 1,500 push ups every day. Let me be the first to say: “That’s more than Tank Abbot has done in his life”.

He is also a 5th or 6th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do (depending on where you look) . If he has any sort of wrestling background and works on some striking, he might not be horrible at this sport.

Let me also be one of the first to say “Strikeforce is effing desperate”.

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