We noted a few months back that former NFL running back Herschel Walker wasn’t ready to quit mixed martial arts after one professional fight.
Walker now says his training has progressed to the point where he’s likely only a couple months away from getting back in the cage. And he says he hopes to bring his fans over to his new sport.
“I think my fame can be helpful to mixed martial arts and I hope that helps, because I love mixed martial arts, whether it’s Strikeforce or the UFC or smaller promotions,” Walker told me over at MMAFighting.com. “People think this sport is all blood — but it’s really about the most technical sport there is. So much of it is about technique.”
In his retirement from football Walker is also becoming a spokesman for mental health treatment, saying that after seeking treatment for mental health issues himself, he knows that “There’s no shame in asking for help.”