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insidethe8thpol
09-21-2009, 05:57 PM
By Maggie Hendricks


Herschel Walker, the Heisman Trophy-winning running back and former NFL player with the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys, has found a new career: mixed martial arts. The 47-year-old Walker has signed a contract with Strikeforce to fight at an unspecified date. He will begin training with American Kickboxing Academy, the high-profile camp in San Jose, Calif., that trains UFC standouts Josh Koscheck, Mike Swick, Jon Fitch, Cain Velasquez and Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson.

"I've been training for several years. I would play college football games on Saturday and then compete in martial arts tournaments on Sunday after church. I'm now looking forward to opening up another chapter in my life and to competing in MMA," said Walker in a news release.

Walker is not the first high-profile athlete to make the jump to MMA. In the current season of "The Ultimate Fighter," four former NFL players are trying for a chance at a contract with the UFC, most notably Marcus Jones, who played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for seven years. Cleveland Cavaliers star Shaquille O'Neal has trained in mixed martial arts for years, and made jokes about challenging former UFC champ Chuck Liddell.

That doesn't mean that the road to MMA success will be easy for Walker, who retired from football in 1997. During last week's episode of "The Ultimate Fighter," Jones became sick from the intense workouts that MMA requires. Afterwards, he noted that he never had to work that hard in the NFL.

Walker will also have the obstacle of age in front of him. Though there are fighters who compete well into their forties -- most notably Randy Couture, who is 46 -- but those fighters did not spend much of their lives being tackled by 265 pound linebackers. The wear and tear on a running back should not be dismissed when looking at Walker's chances.

At the same time, it will be hard not to root for him. He's been an MMA fan for years, and was even at UFC 103 this past weekend in Dallas. Walker is a modern-day Jim Thorpe, having competed in the Olympic bobsled, professional football and now MMA. Now, he will test the bounds of his age and health again in MMA. Seeing a 47-year-old man walk the walk in this manner is downright inspirational.

insidethe8thpol
09-21-2009, 05:59 PM
I cant wait for Johnny Unitas to get into the cage too !!

I will look forward to a World Geritol Champion getting crowned

kbsooner21
09-21-2009, 06:09 PM
:red: :red: :red:

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 06:25 PM
what is next is spark gonna join MMA???

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 06:26 PM
hey if spark joined MMA atleast he wouldnt have to worry about wearing a mouth piece

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 06:32 PM
Of course if spark fought in MMA the match would have to take place around 9am cause nap time in the afternoon and bed by 7pm

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 06:33 PM
look on the bright side if spark fought in the MMA and got punched square in the jaw he'd still be able to eat apple sauce with his straw

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 06:38 PM
who exactly would spark fight in an MMA match? only person around his age i can think of is Yoda

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 06:41 PM
I suppose Spark could prolly fight Kaptain inside the cage. I mean Kaptain could use his boat anchor and spark could wear his "members only" jacket and have his kane as his weapon

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 06:43 PM
could u imagine the stench of moth balls at that match(spark v. kapt). average age in attendance would be near triple digits

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 06:47 PM
if spark fought Kapt in MMA it would have to be a DROP DEAD match.

insidethe8thpol
09-21-2009, 06:52 PM
hey if spark joined MMA atleast he wouldnt have to worry about wearing a mouth piece


Of course if spark fought in MMA the match would have to take place around 9am cause nap time in the afternoon and bed by 7pm


look on the bright side if spark fought in the MMA and got punched square in the jaw he'd still be able to eat apple sauce with his straw


who exactly would spark fight in an MMA match? only person around his age i can think of is Yoda


I suppose Spark could prolly fight Kaptain inside the cage. I mean Kaptain could use his boat anchor and spark could wear his "members only" jacket and have his kane as his weapon


could u imagine the stench of moth balls at that match(spark v. kapt). average age in attendance would be near triple digits


if spark fought Kapt in MMA it would have to be a DROP DEAD match.

:hahaha::hahaha::hahaha:

Do you think his training meals will all be puree ??

mavskidd02
09-21-2009, 06:54 PM
KB vs. Dimer for the Heavyweight Championship.
Dimer -105
KB -105

Chado vs. Trims for the Bitch-A-Lot Championship.
Trims -200
Chado +175


Monte vs. Meg for the Ladies Championship.
Meg -255
Monte +225

Kapt vs. Spark for the old timers Championship.
Spark -200
Kaptain +175
((note the above are not prices, but ages for participants))

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 07:00 PM
[B]Kapt vs. Spark for the old timers Championship.
Spark -200
Kaptain +175
((note the above are not prices, but ages for participants))

LMAO :hahaha::hahaha::red::red:

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 07:06 PM
Monte vs. Meg for the Ladies Championship.
Meg -255
Monte +225



now that shit is funny i dont care who you are:hahaha:

insidethe8thpol
09-21-2009, 07:06 PM
KB vs. Dimer for the Heavyweight Championship.
Dimer -105
KB -105

Chado vs. Trims for the Bitch-A-Lot Championship.
Trims -200
Chado +175


Monte vs. Meg for the Ladies Championship.
Meg -255
Monte +225

Kapt vs. Spark for the old timers Championship.
Spark -200
Kaptain +175
((note the above are not prices, but ages for participants))

I dont see the KB/Dimer match getting past the bell for the start of the 1st round as both would be tired out by the time they reached the center of the ring to touch gloves

The Chado/trims matchup is very suspect as well. Chado's bitching has toned a bit and he might be out of shape to handle the anger/bitching that trims brings to the table. That being said, I see trims crying so much in his corner after a non enthusiastic 1st round in which he looks up at the Vegas scoreboard and sees that the Red Sox bullpen gives up 12 runs in the bottom of the 9th to the Orioles and as he gets up for the 2nd round, he slips on his puddle of tears and tears his ACL

Meg bitchslaps monte and wins by TKO in 14 seconds of the 1st round

Kaptain wins by forfeit as Spark forgets to get a wakeup call from the hotel and sleeps 2 days past the fight

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 07:07 PM
:hahaha::hahaha::hahaha:

Do you think his training meals will all be puree ??

LMAO of course they will. he'll prolly eat space food.

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 07:08 PM
I dont see the KB/Dimer match getting past the bell for the start of the 1st round as both would be tired out by the time they reached the center of the ring to touch gloves

BAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHH:hahaha::hahaha:

so true

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 07:10 PM
KB vs. Dimer for the Heavyweight Championship. SPONSORED BY CHEETOS
Dimer -105
KB -105

[[/B]

gotta have sponsors

10DimeBry
09-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Monte vs. Meg for the Ladies Championship. SPONSORED BY OIL OF OLAY
Meg -255
Monte +225

[

poor monte

insidethe8thpol
09-21-2009, 07:20 PM
poor monte

Guess he is really training for that Oil of Olay Belt












http://beaut.ie/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/olay.jpg

:rofl2::rofl2:

vols fan
09-21-2009, 07:53 PM
if spark fought Kapt in MMA it would have to be a DROP DEAD match.

Plus the MMA would save money on mouth pieces.There teeth would be waiting for them in the spit bucket :hahaha::hahaha:

jordanrules23
09-21-2009, 08:06 PM
wheres spark in this thread????

vols fan
09-21-2009, 08:07 PM
wheres spark in this thread????

He got "knocked the fuck out" :hahaha::hahaha::hahaha:

Spark
09-21-2009, 08:13 PM
who exactly would spark fight in an MMA match? only person around his age i can think of is Yoda


:hahaha: :hahaha: :hahaha: :hahaha: :hahaha: :hahaha:

Spark
09-21-2009, 08:16 PM
KB vs. Dimer for the Heavyweight Championship.
Dimer -105
KB -105

Chado vs. Trims for the Bitch-A-Lot Championship.
Trims -200
Chado +175


Monte vs. Meg for the Ladies Championship.
Meg -255
Monte +225

Kapt vs. Spark for the old timers Championship.
Spark -200
Kaptain +175
((note the above are not prices, but ages for participants))


I dont see the KB/Dimer match getting past the bell for the start of the 1st round as both would be tired out by the time they reached the center of the ring to touch gloves

The Chado/trims matchup is very suspect as well. Chado's bitching has toned a bit and he might be out of shape to handle the anger/bitching that trims brings to the table. That being said, I see trims crying so much in his corner after a non enthusiastic 1st round in which he looks up at the Vegas scoreboard and sees that the Red Sox bullpen gives up 12 runs in the bottom of the 9th to the Orioles and as he gets up for the 2nd round, he slips on his puddle of tears and tears his ACL

Meg bitchslaps monte and wins by TKO in 14 seconds of the 1st round

Kaptain wins by forfeit as Spark forgets to get a wakeup call from the hotel and sleeps 2 days past the fight


He got "knocked the fuck out" :hahaha::hahaha::hahaha:




hahahahahahahaha :tongue4: :tongue4:

Meg30
09-21-2009, 08:17 PM
:hahaha::hahaha::hahaha:

Some good stuff in here

Meg30
09-21-2009, 08:19 PM
Monte vs. Meg for the Ladies Championship.
Meg -255
Monte +225



I don't even think I'd even break a nail in the process :red:

Spark
09-21-2009, 08:21 PM
I don't even think I'd even break a nail in the process :red:


As long as he does not hit you with his purse ... :red: :red:

insidethe8thpol
09-21-2009, 08:37 PM
I don't even think I'd even break a nail in the process :red:


As long as he does not hit you with his purse ... :red: :red:

:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:

flarendep1
09-21-2009, 09:09 PM
:hahaha::hahaha::hahaha:



This is great entertainment:partying:


Lock of the night would be KB/Dimer under.



I hear Dimers trainer is Kobayashi:feedback:

WayneChung
09-21-2009, 09:26 PM
you folks are nuts-LOL !! :red:

Meg30
09-21-2009, 09:57 PM
you folks are nuts-LOL !! :red:

OMG..like you're not!!:hahaha:

Spark
09-21-2009, 10:02 PM
OMG..like you're not!!:hahaha:

I do not think that was very funny Meg ... Why say that about Chunger???

Meg30
09-21-2009, 10:03 PM
I do not think that was very funny Meg ... Why say that about Chunger???

You'll get over it

Spark
09-21-2009, 10:03 PM
hahahahahahaha

Spark
09-21-2009, 10:05 PM
you folks are nuts-LOL !! :red:


How about this Chunger?? Making fun of me because I am slightly older than them

:red: :red: :red:

BettorsChat
09-21-2009, 11:04 PM
Somehow someone got me confused with Kaz :punish:

Spark
09-22-2009, 04:03 PM
Somehow someone got me confused with Kaz :punish:

Why?? You have no friends either???

vols fan
09-22-2009, 04:09 PM
Why?? You have no friends either???

:hahaha::hahaha::hahaha::hahaha:

insidethe8thpol
09-22-2009, 04:11 PM
Why?? You have no friends either???

:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:

Friendless in Flagstaff :red::red:

The sequel to Sleepless in Seattle

10DimeBry
09-22-2009, 05:45 PM
:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:

Friendless in Flagstaff :red::red:

The sequel to Sleepless in Seattle

:hahaha::hahaha:lmao :red:

kbsooner21
09-22-2009, 05:48 PM
You'll get over it

:hahaha: :hahaha: :hahaha:

Meg30
09-22-2009, 05:49 PM
Why?? You have no friends either???

OMG..hahahahaha...:hahaha::hahaha::hahaha:

10DimeBry
09-22-2009, 05:53 PM
I hear Dimers trainer is Kobayashi:feedback:

my trainer is Joey Chestnut BITCH!!!!

10DimeBry
09-22-2009, 05:57 PM
Chado vs. Trims for the Bitch-A-Lot Championship. Sponsored by KLEENEX
Presented in HD by TAMPAX
Trims -200
Chado +175



best matchup on the card.

10DimeBry
09-22-2009, 06:01 PM
Monte vs. Meg for the Ladies Championship. Sponsor by OIL OF OLAY
Special Guest Referee ED HOCHULI
Meg -255
Monte +225

[/B]

Do refs make a difference in MMA??

Dat Boi E
09-22-2009, 06:03 PM
classic!

shoeman530
09-22-2009, 06:16 PM
:hahaha::hahaha::hahaha:


I hear Dimers trainer is Kobayashi:feedback:


:hahaha::hahaha::hahaha:

mavskidd02
09-22-2009, 06:18 PM
Do refs make a difference in MMA??

Refs for all matches is longnex. I hear he loves to watch half naked guys roll around on top of each other....

Meg30
09-22-2009, 06:21 PM
Do refs make a difference in MMA??

I need Ed to get back on the steroids before he is allowed to ref. the match

mavskidd02
09-22-2009, 06:23 PM
I need Ed to get back on the steroids before he is allowed to ref. the match

You don't need a ref for a match that consists of a woman wearing gloves and a scrawny man climbing out of the cage to get away from her.....

Meg30
09-22-2009, 06:26 PM
You don't need a ref for a match that consists of a woman wearing gloves and a scrawny man climbing out of the cage to get away from her.....

:hahaha::hahaha:

You're going to try to log on later and notice an evil message from Monte telling you that you have been banned

insidethe8thpol
09-22-2009, 06:31 PM
I need Monte to get on steroids and laquer his fingernails before he can try to step up to me

Thats what I want to hear !! Pre-fight trash talk

:rofl2::rofl2:

10DimeBry
09-22-2009, 06:54 PM
Thats what I want to hear !! Pre-fight trash talk

:rofl2::rofl2:

LMAO :red::red::red: