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Herschel Walker is jumping into MMA fighting

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Touchdown and push-up enthusiast Herschel Walker is "serious" about jumping into mixed martial arts, and will step into that arena on Jan. 30.

That's when he'll face Greg Nagy as part of the Strikeforce card to be held in Sunrise, Fla.

The 47-year-old Walker won the 1982 Heisman Trophy and holds a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Walker is also famous for his workout regimes, and although it's not quite what it once was, it will probably make you feel like a bloated slug.

He's eating only one meal a day, as usual -- no red meat, as usual -- and getting through on "three or four hours" of sleep, as usual. His once-famous workout routine consisting of what he said was once 5,000 push ups and 5,000 sit-ups per day is all the way down to 1,500 push-ups and 2,500 sit-ups on heaviest daily duty.
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Too bad it's come to this for Herschel. Had he been better guided, spent his money more wisely or better prepared himself for life after football, he might not have to fight for his food.

No disrespect to Mr. Walker, but after all his banging around in football over the years I'm sure it tended to take a toll on his body. It's not like he is Dan "the Beast" Severn who does MMA fighting and constantly trains/teaches to feed his family who by the way is 51 years of age and competes successfully consistently.

Isn't he a little too old for this? Time catches up with us all but I wouldn't get in the ring with him. He should have enough money without this fight. He's got guts I'll give him that.

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