Despite Age, Herschel Walker Is No Gimmick

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The time is drawing near for Herschel Walker, one of the greatest college football players of all-time, to step into a mixed martial arts cage, some 27 years after he won the Heisman Trophy as a running back at the University of Georgia.

“He’s a freak, but this is not a freak show,” said Luke Rockhold, one of his main training partners at San Jose’s American Kickboxing Academy and a rising star with the Strikeforce organization. “He put in three months of training at one of the best gyms in the world. He’s legitimate.”

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