Despite just coming off of a high profile win over Greg Nagy at Strikeforce: Miami, Herschel Walker is already looking forward to his next fight. The 47-year old former NFL-star says that if his American Kickboxing Academy trainers give their blessing, he wants to fight on the next Strikeforce card, slated to take place in April 2010 on CBS.
“I’d love to have another fight, and I’m gonna work hard, but I’m leaving it my trainers and coaches’ hands and the fighters at the gym,” Walker told Sherdog.com earlier this week. “If they think I’m not ready, they gotta tell me, and I will swallow my pride and not do it.”
One of Walkers trainers is supportive of seeing the former Heisman Trophy winner in the cage again soon.
“If he could devote the same type of training as he did in his first fight, 100% yes,” said trainer Javier Mendez. “Because he would improve at again at an amazing rate. He truly is one of a kind.”
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker is entertaining the idea of adding Hershel Walker to the April Strikeforce card, and is said to be calling Walker today to talk about the possibility.
Walker says if he was to return to the cage, he would want to do so soon since he “isn’t getting any younger.”
“I got to be realistic in the sense that, for me, it really is a great idea (to return quickly) and the reason why is I’m not getting any younger,” said Walker. “A lot of players, we sometimes don’t know when to walk away from the game. You can stay in it and Brett Favre has performed real well, but sometimes it’s time to leave the game. I don’t want to be sitting around so long, me taking the time to decide what I want to do and maybe a year passes by. I’m not getting any younger.”