One Last Fight: Herschel Walker Wants to Fight in UFC at Age 51
Most people couldn’t imagine themselves stepping into a Mixed Martial Arts ring at any age, but certainly not at the age of 51.
But Herschel Walker isn’t most people.
“I would love to do it again,” Walker told 106.7 The Fan’s Lavar and Dukes Tuesday. “I absolutely love MMA. I think it’s an excellent sport and you know what’s so strange about it, is I’m a little bit older so I’m having to work a little bit hard. I tell people all the time, if you want to do this sport you got to get out and you got to train. You can do this but you got to train. You can’t just step out there and think you’re going to fight in that cage because a lot of those guys are trained to hurt you.”
Although the 51-year-old former NFLer/former USFLer/former Olympic bobsledder/former MMA fighter hasn’t fought in two years, he seems to have an invincible hero quality following him through life. Walker is 2-0 as a professional fighter. His first fight/victory came at the ripe young age of 48.
“If I was younger I would be doing it right now,” Walker said. “Because I’m a little bit older and I have a business going I’ll say I’d like to do one more fight and then I think it’s time for me to step aside and give it to the young people.”
“But I would like to do one more fight,” he clarified.
When asked by Chad Dukes to specify which company would host such a fight, Walker was quick to respond.
“It’d be in the UFC.”
However, Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting says UFC President Dana White did not respond for comment on a fight potentially featuring Walker.
As for words to any possible competitors willing to step into the octagon with a fighter who’s crossed the half-century mark, Walker had this:
“You better bring more than your lunch because I love this sport. I don’t like losing.”
Now we wait and hope to see the stars align … and soon, because he’s not getting any younger.