Walker Returns at Jan. 29 Strikeforce

By Mike Whitman Dec 15, 2010
Forced out of a matchup with Scott Carson earlier this month, 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker will make his return to the Strikeforce cage on Jan. 29 against an as-yet-unnamed opponent.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker made the announcement Wednesday morning on San Jose’s KNBR 680 AM, and Sherdog.com has confirmed the news with sources close to the promotion.

Walker was forced to withdraw from his bout with Carson due to a facial laceration only two weeks before “Henderson vs. Babalu II,” which took place Dec. 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The cut required seven stitches.

After an impressive career at the University of Georgia, Walker was voted to the Pro Bowl twice during his NFL career. A fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do, Walker made his MMA debut in January, finishing unheralded Greg Nagy at Strikeforce “Miami.”

Strikeforce's Jan. 29 event will go down at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The event is rumored to be headlined by a bout between Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz, though that fight has not been confirmed.
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