Last week, I blogged about the fact that the difference between Herschel Walker (MMA) at 47 and Evander Holyfield (boxing) at 47 is Walker wasn’t embarrassing himself by still trying to compete in his career sport (football).
Now, I’m starting to wonder if mixed martial arts can be a new career venture for Walker.
Did you see the video of his bout last night against Greg Nagy? Now, I don’t know a lot about MMA, other than this: 1.) Personally, I’d rather not try it. I need to protect these typing fingers; 2) Nagy is not one of the sport’s biggest stars. But how impressive is it that Walker, a novice, just destroyed him? If Walker chose to, he can make a lot of money in MMA and further grow the sport — dropping boxing further into the abyss.
I’ve posted two videos below. One is a short highlight clip, the other is the entire first round. A few things stand out. Walker, outside of still being in incredible shape, remains as competitive as ever. This venture clearly wasn’t a joke to him. When the match is over, you’ll see him flash one of those not-in-my-house(!) looks and give a domination flex.
Whether you’re a fan of MMA or not, this was sport at its purest and rawest form. And it was kind of cool to see.
Just one question: Seeing as how Herschel still has a year of eligibility left, is there any chance he could make it back for another season?