Strikeforce MMA has announced the signing of 47 year old football star Herschel Walker to its lineup of heavyweights.
“I will go in there and test myself against any 20 year old,” said Walker. “I know there will be naysayers and I’m fine with that. I want to prove to people who sit on a couch and don’t do anything but criticize other people that, if you’re a true athlete or martial artist, you’re not old until you can’t get up and walk around anymore. MMA fighters are said to be some of the best athletes in the world, my plan at the age of 47 is to show the world I am still one of the best athletes as well”
Strikeforce is obviously in need of known names to build up its heavyweight division. Signing a well aged former NFL all-star is not the kind of talent expected to build a division around Fedor Emelianenko.
An obvious publicity stunt to give some “Star Power” to the up coming CBS fight card in November. Whether he is on the card, part of the broadcast team or in the audience, we will certainly see Walker Nov. 7th on CBS.
Walker was a contestant in the eight season of “Celebrity Apprentice”, a Donald Trump produced reality series.