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googlegoogle
01-30-2011, 03:06 AM
Did they show this on UFC channel saturday?

http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/In-his-second-pro-MMA-fight-Herschel-Walker-whi?urn=mma-314174

Herschel Walker continues to defy Father Time. The 48-year-old former NFL and college football star toyed with Scott Carson to pick up his second career mixed martial arts win on the Strikeforce card in San Jose, Calif.
Walker knocked Carson down with a left hook in the opening minute of their fight at the HP Pavilion and brutalized him on the ground for the next two minutes. Referee Dan Stell stepped in to save Carson at 3:13 of the first round. Walker is now 2-0 and said he plans on moving forward with his MMA career.
"MMA is my love," Walker said, when asked about talk of an NFL return (http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Herschel-could-put-aside-MMA-for-a-return-to-the?urn=mma-312349).
Walker has been successful in every athletic endeavor he's attempted, so he's very demanding of himself in MMA.
"I was okay. I took a kick where I thought I was getting a little too excited," Walker said. "When you're in MMA, you should be able to take a kick like that."
Walker was a bull from the get-go.
"(My trainer) Javier Mendes told me I have to be on offense. Being a young MMA fighter I gotta control what I'm doing in the cage," said Walker.
The scenario surrounding the first knockdown was like scene out of a movie. Carson grazed Walker's face. The former football star appeared enraged and yelled in the air. He walked straight forward and floored Carson with a left. Carson got to his feet momentarily with 3:50 left in the round, but Walker lifted him in the air and tossed him back down. Walker dominated him on the ground working from hip control and landing punches under Carson's arms. The Californian did little to protect himself.
With two minutes left in the first, Walker backed off for a second to allow Carson to get back to his feet. Carson barely got to his feet, was drilled by a left hook and crumbled against the fence. The referee had to stop it.
For man his age, Walker's energy level was incredible. He threw 58 shots and landed 40 overall. On the ground, he was 36-of-53 (67.9 percent). Walker's combination of stamina and athleticism simply broke Carson's will.
Walker began his MMA journey in 2009 when he began training at a renowned MMA gym, the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose. That's also the home of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and UFC welterweight title contenders Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck.
Walker made his MMA debut last January. He showed off decent striking and grappling, with his gas tank being his most impressive element. Walker manhandled 26-year-old Greg Nagy (http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/47-year-old-Herschel-Walker-wins-his-MMA-debut?urn=mma-216659) for his first professional victory.
Walker's MMA exploits add to an unbelievable athletic resume. After a decorated career at Georgia, Walker earned a home in the college football Hall of Fame. He won the 1982 Heisman trophy as a junior. Walker went on to play 15 seasons in the USFL and NFL, where he rushed for 13,787 yards.
In the middle of his NFL career, he decided that he wanted to be an Olympian and took on the challenge of the bobsled. Walker made the U.S. Olympic team in the two-man bobsled and finished seventh at the 1992 games.

KcMizzou
01-30-2011, 03:13 AM
There's a UFC channel? Why wasn't I notified?

T-post Tom
01-30-2011, 03:19 AM
I like the Walker story, but Carson was a hand-picked rummy. He was chosen for the sole purpose of helping prop up Walker's career. Marketing...

googlegoogle
01-30-2011, 04:25 AM
Says he eats only bread and salad. No protein.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/10/11/herschel.fitness.martial.arts/index.html

Shogun
01-30-2011, 04:44 AM
He fights for Strikeforce, UFC is not involved.

KCUnited
01-30-2011, 07:36 AM
Yep, looks like Strikeforce is trying to find their next big marketable name. The release of the 'Walker wants to come back to the NFL' just days before his scheduled fight. Kimbo Sli...errr Herschel Walker did look in great shape last night though.

BigCatDaddy
01-30-2011, 08:40 AM
Says he eats only bread and salad. No protein.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/10/11/herschel.fitness.martial.arts/index.html

Some guys just have those genetics. They don't ever need to touch a weight or eat correctly and can still look like he does. I know a few and am envious.

RNR
01-30-2011, 08:40 AM
Yep, looks like Strikeforce is trying to find their next big marketable name. The release of the 'Walker wants to come back to the NFL' just days before his scheduled fight. Kimbo Sli...errr Herschel Walker did look in great shape last night though.
For a guy just shy of 50 he is amazing. Too bad there is not a seniors division~

Valiant
01-30-2011, 11:20 AM
For a guy just shy of 50 he is amazing. Too bad there is not a seniors division~

There is probably a market for it.. Get all the older fighters to start a seniors mixed martial arts circuit.. Just like seniors pga

CoMoChief
01-30-2011, 12:21 PM
http://www.mmashareforum.com/serious-mma-videos-f35/herschel-walker-scott-carson-t35198.html

Here's the fight if anyone's interested in watching it.

CoMoChief
01-30-2011, 12:22 PM
There is probably a market for it.. Get all the older fighters to start a seniors mixed martial arts circuit.. Just like seniors pga

LOL

While that would be kinda cool, good luck with finding any state fighting commission that would grant that.

TrickyNicky
01-30-2011, 12:33 PM
I would pay to see Bas Rutten fight other older fighters. Not so sure I ever want to see Ken Shamrock fight again though...

Over-Head
01-30-2011, 12:37 PM
I like the Walker story, but Carson was a hand-picked rummy. He was chosen for the sole purpose of helping prop up Walker's career. Marketing...
As was Brock Lesnars, and it worked like a fucken charm too.

CoMoChief
01-30-2011, 02:24 PM
As was Brock Lesnars, and it worked like a ****en charm too.

Lesnar's defeated some pretty good MMA fighters during his title run.

Mir
Couture
Carwin

even Herring is better than the shit that was put in front of Walker.

Otter
01-30-2011, 02:35 PM
Was going to post this same thread. 48 years old, built like he's 28 and kicking dudes ass in MMA.

I want some of what that guys having.

Brock
01-30-2011, 02:39 PM
It's okay, but I don't see how he's any more remarkable than Randy Couture, or even on the same level as far as unlikely old guys having success in that sport. Couture routinely went up against the best.

googlegoogle
01-30-2011, 04:07 PM
Was going to post this same thread. 48 years old, built like he's 28 and kicking dudes ass in MMA.

I want some of what that guys having.

1000 pushups. sweet bread!

googlegoogle
01-30-2011, 04:08 PM
Some guys just have those genetics. They don't ever need to touch a weight or eat correctly and can still look like he does. I know a few and am envious.

it's power of extra calories and p90x type workout

Gadzooks
01-30-2011, 05:07 PM
I'd heard he was a fatty pants growing up and then he started doing situps and pushups and became a killing machine.
That's odd because I've done situps and pushups since I was 12 and I couldn't run a 4.40 40 to save my life.
Gosh darned genetics.:cuss: