Herschel Walker is 51 years old, but he’s still in good enough shape to do thousands of pushups and situps a day, as he did when he was an NFL player. And Walker is hoping to do something else to show what kind of shape he’s in: Step into the cage and win a mixed martial arts fight.
Walker, who has a 2-0 record as an MMA fighter, winning a fight in January of 2010 and again in January of 2011, said he’d like to fight once more in 2013.
“I’m still trying to fight. I hope to do one more before the end of the year,” Walker told TMZ.
Both of Walker’s previous fights were against hand-picked opponents who didn’t offer much of a threat to him, and those fights were also in an MMA organization that no longer exists, having since been folded into the sport’s top promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Realistically, Walker would have no chance of beating any fighter in the UFC. But when asked about Walker, UFC President Dana White wouldn’t rule out giving him a chance. So it’s possible that Walker will step into the Octagon, and that the UFC would sign another novice fighter just to give Walker a fair fight.
Even if he’s fighting against low-level opposition, the mere fact that Walker is seriously talking about an MMA fight at the age of 51 is a testament to his toughness.