Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Herschel Walker Challenges Dana White

As many of you may know, Hiesman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, 47, will be making his MMA professional debut for Strikeforce in the near future. This morning he appeared on ESPN First Take to talk about his new interest and what he thinks of UFC President Dana White suggesting he's just a publicity stunt.

From an interview on Inside the Ultimate Fighter, Dana White:
“I think it’s ridiculous,” said White. “People think we’re anti-competition? We’re anti-dumb competition. Doing stupid things like this, putting a 50 year old guy in the Octagon for the first time, and then going out there putting out press releases like it’s a big deal because you signed a 50-year-old Herschel Walker? Are you serious?”

Herschel respond to the quotes on this morning's ESPN interview,

"Who ever made him the guy to measure athletic talent?" said Walker. "I don't think Dana knows anything about athletic talent. He knows about fighters, which is different. He's running a show right now with heavyweights and I'll put dimes to donuts, all the heavyweights on his show right now I will beat. That's pretty easy to say."

I don't know if he could beat every heavyweight on the show, but maybe Darrin "Titties" Shoonover.

Walker closed by challenging White, "Dana always tells people to put their money where your mouth is. Dana says I'm so old? Why doesn't he step into the ring with me because he's been practicing [MMA], as well?"

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