Herschel Walker’s Next Strikeforce Opponent To Be Revealed Friday

November 2, 2010

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Former NFL player-turned Olympian-turned mixed martial arts fighter Herschel Walker.

Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL veteran Herschel Walker won’t have to wait much longer to find out who he’s fighting at Strikeforce’s Dec. 4 event.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker says the promotion plans on announcing the next bout for Walker on Friday, Nov. 5 for the fight card in St. Louis.

“We’re going to announce something I think this Friday,” Coker told MMAWeekly Radio in regards to Walker’s next fight.

The 48-year-old former NFL running back made waves when he debuted for the promotion in early 2010. Walker defeated Greg Nagy by third round TKO in his first ever professional MMA bout.

Walker had said several times that he planned on returning to the sport. He trained with the team at American Kickboxing Academy to get him ready for his MMA debut.

There have been no indications at this time as to who might be the fighter to step in and face Walker, but much like Nagy, the experience level will likely be similar to that of the NFL player turned MMA fighter, who is currently 1-0.

Look for Strikeforce to announce Walker’s opponent on Friday.