Dana White Not Sure About Letting Herschel Walker Fight For The UFC
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.16.2013
It would be Walker's last fight...
MMA Junkie reports that even though former NFL player Herschel Walker wants to end his MMA career in the UFC, Dana White isn't sure about letting him do it. Walker is currently 2-0.
He said: "I'll have to talk to him. First of all, the athletic commission would have to approve that."
It has been two years since Walker first made his debut. He had two fights in Strikeforce and turns 51 this year. It was thought that he would return when Zuffa bought Strikeforce two months after his latest fight (January 2011).
Walker said: "I'd love to do it again. I absolutely love MMA. I think it's an excellent sport."
Walker worked with American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California to train for MMA. He had two TKO wins in the heavyweight devision. But White is still unsure if bringing him in for one last fight, even if he thinks Walker's fight contract is still valid.
The problem is that Walker would be facing more experience opponents which would cause trouble in getting the fight sanctioned. A less experienced opponent could be signed for the fight. If he is approved, he would be the second oldest man to compete for UFC after Ron Van Clief, who was two months older when he appeared at UFC 4 in 1994.