Herschel Walker happy with MMA debut ... even if he never fights again

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"You’re going to be shocked by this, but [the pressure did not bother me at all]. There was no pressure and the reason why was I really thought the people at AKA prepared me for it. The fighters at the gym, everyone there, they prepared me for this. What I had to do was just go in the ring and do it. I’ve loved (MMA) for about four years. This isn’t something I just decided I wanted to do. It’s something I’ve thought about for over four years. I want to thank Scott Coker and Strikeforce and Showtime for putting it on so my family back home could see it, but this is something I’ve loved for a long time."

-- Former NFL great Herschel Walker, 47, looks back on his third round technical knockout win over Greg Nagy at Strikeforce: "Miami." He -- along with his American Kickboxing Academy trainers and the promoter -- were genuinely pleased with his dominating performance in his first-ever professional mixed martial arts bout. He certainly wasn't a polished finishing machine, but with just nine weeks of training at his age, he impressed more than those just within his inner circle. Will he come back for an encore performance? He didn't shut the door on the possibility, deciding instead to just enjoy the latest lifetime accomplishment on a long list of accomplishments. But if if he does return, rest assured that the charity that receives his six-figure salary donation might be the happiest of all.

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