Herschel Walker: I'm not going to be heavyweight champ -- but I am going to be competitive

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Props: Miami Herald

Quoteworthy:

"I love martial arts. I've loved it for years. I love the sport of it. When I saw MMA years ago, I fell in love with it. They've cleaned it up so much that it is now a mainstream sport, and I wanted to get involved in it. There are incredible athletes doing it, and I want to consider myself a good athlete, and that's the reason I want to do it. I'm not stepping into this sport, fighting for a belt, `Oh, I want to be heavyweight champion.' No. At the age I'm at right now, I'm getting into a sport that I consider one of the toughest sports out there, and I'm going to be competitive. I've been in martial arts for years, but this is something totally different. One thing I had to do was forget about everything I learned in the past. I walked through those doors (at AKA) as a green fighter, trying to learn."

It's put up or shut up for recent Strikeforce acquisition and former NFL great Herschel Walker, who's ready to prove that age ain't nothin' but a number when he debuts opposite Greg Nagy tomorrow night (Jan. 30) in Sunrise. Walker, a Taekwondo black belt, is donating his "Miami" payday to the Alternative Community Development Services "Project Turnaround." Will he be one-and-done? Or a regular addition to Strikeforce programming? Not if Greg Nagy has anything to say about it.

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