Sherdog.com is reporting that Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker recently announced that Herschel Walker will be returning to the Strikeforce promotion this January at the as-yet-unnamed January 29th event.
Walker was expected to appear against 4-1 Scott Carson in his second professional mixed martial arts bout earlier this month at Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu, but was forced out of the bout after suffering a cut in training which required seven stitches.
Walker made his MMA debut in the Strikeforce promotion at Strikeforce: Miami last January 30th against relative unknown Greg Nagy, taking out the 1-3 fighter by TKO (strikes) in the third round.
Walker has a history in martial arts, owning a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but he is best known for his stellar football career, which earned him the Heisman Trophy in 1982 while playing for the University of Georgia as a running back.
He went on to play professionally for both the USFL and NFL and even competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics in the bobsled event, finishing in the top ten.
The stellar crossover athlete trains out of the renowned American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California.
The January 29th Strikeforce event is heavily rumored to feature Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz, though his opponent is currently unknown.