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Herschel Walker vs. Greg Nagy on tap for “Strikeforce: Miami”

Herschel WalkerFormer NFL running back Herschel Walker is expected be making his mixed martial arts debut against Greg Nagy.

The two should square off during “Strikeforce: Miami“, which is set for January 30 from the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, airing live on Showtime.

The possibility of the match-up was first reported by ultmma.com, and FiveOuncesofPain.com has since been able to confirm the bout’s possible addition to the card through sources close to the promotion.

Nagy is a 1-1 fighter that has fought both of his bouts under the “Rage in the Cage” banner, while the forty-seven year old Walker will be making his first trip to the cage following a nine week training camp with the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California.

Also announced for the main card is a welterweight title clash between Nick Diaz and Marius Zaromskis, along with a female 145 pound title bout between Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Marloes Coenen. Also official for the main card is a middleweight slugfest between Melvin Manhoef and Robbie Lawler that was first reported by FiveOuncesofPain.com earlier this week, and Bobby Lashley is also expected to make his promotional debut at the event against an opponent yet to be announced.

(UPDATE: While this bout has been approved by Strikeforce, it is still awaiting the official nod from Showtime and Athletic Commission officials.)

7 COMMENTS
  • patsiera68 says:

    Herschel Walker has always been one of my favorite NFL players for the simple fact that the guy never touched a weight before he went to the NFL combine; all of his strength came from doing simple body weight exercises. I think even at his current age, if his training regimen is still made up of primarily bodyweight exercises, he should still be quite the athlete. At the very least, he’s a hall-of-fame baller. This even is shaping up to be a good one.

  • buzzcramp says:

    Another disaster waiting to happen. EVEN if he wins this.. where does it lead.. nowhere good I say.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    i know nothing about NFL and dont understand the link it seems to have with MMA
    except they are big fuckers, and mma heavyweight fighters are big fuckers

    guess its just a ratings thing?

    i really dont understand

  • Rece Rock says:

    waist of a main card slot…….. SF exec’s at there best once again. 47 yr old rookie… def. needs to be on challengers this is just dumb marketing, let’s see what happens.

  • Nick Havok says:

    The freakshow fan in me is like ‘yes!’

    But my normal brain just wants to lower head in shame…

  • Guthookd says:

    Let’s just hope this one comes out as a lesson.

    Either he gets taught a lesson, or we get taught a lesson about underestimating old retired NFL players in regards to their ability to absorb the fight game. I think option one is most likely.

    I look forward to the outcome either way.

  • Dufresne says:

    This is a no win situation for Nagy. He beats Herschel and he beat a 47 year old MMA rookie, congrats. He loses and he just lost to a 47 year old MMA rookie, that’s just embarrassing.

    Then again he’s got a career record of 1-1 going into this fight with his past opponents sharing a combined 2-2 record, so I guess this is his only real shot of getting his name out there and getting on TV at the same time.

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