*With one win under his belt, former NFL star Herschel Walker is hoping to continue his mixed martial arts career with a second match in the near future – but he has yet to find an opponent.
“My last fight I never showed any standup,” Walker told the AP regarding his third round win against Greg Nagy in his January MMA debut. “Greg wanted to go to the ground, and I still thank Greg for giving me an opportunity to fight.”
Speaking at the Strikeforce card at Bridgestone Arena over the weekend, Walker admitted that most MMA heavyweights don’t view a fight against him as a good career move.
“Most of these guys in this sport have nothing to gain by fighting me. Greg did step up and give me an opportunity,” Walker said. “My next opponent, we don’t know who that is. Whoever gives me an opportunity to fight then, I’m going to thank them as well.”
Walker was the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner while at Georgia and played professionally for Dallas, Philadelphia, Minnesota, the New York Giants and the USFL’s New Jersey Generals.