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Herschel Walker signs contract with Strikeforce

Herschel WalkerFormer Pro-Bowl NFL running back Herschel Walker is the newest addition to the Strikeforce heavyweight roster.

The forty-seven year old former Heisman Trophy winner is currently a sixth degree black belt in Taekwondo.

According to a recent report at, Walker has recently inked a deal with the organization and will begin training at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California.

“This isn’t a publicity stunt or a gimmick,” said Strikeforce director of communications Mike Afromowitz in the report. “Herschel Walker has tremendous athleticism, and he has always shown that off the gridiron. He’s accomplished a lot in his life and in the world of sports. His accomplishments speak for themselves, and we hope that his athleticism can transition into a successful MMA career.”

Walker’s debut for the promotion is expected to take place sometime in early 2010.

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