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Herschel Walker Vs. Scott Carson At Strikeforce: Walker Looks To Silence The Doubters

It's no secret Herschel Walker is 48 years old and the opponent he is facing, Scott Carson, is 40. So there is talk around the MMA world that Walker is only fighting because they think it's a publicity stunt.

But Walker, who will turn 49 in March has said that this is real and if you were to come to his training sessions, you would see he is not joking around. That said, Carson is not the most feared opponent in MMA, and the reason for that is he has only competed in one MMA event in the last 10 years.

So that has done little to justify Walker's seriousness of the sport. But he also says that he is doing this to challenge himself. He's not going to compete for titles, he  just wants to get better at the sport because he has fallen in love with it.

As far as the outcome goes, Carson is a guy that has been in five MMA matches and has won four of them. He has trained with the likes of Chick Liddell, Jake Shields and Tim Kennedy. Some injuries have forced him to not have the career he would have hoped for, and he is coming off a tough loss to Lorenz Larkin back in June.

Walker won his first ever MMA match to Greg Nagy back in January. But like any inexperienced MMA fighter, he has a lot to learn, which could give the advantage to Carson. So this has a chance to be a good match, but it will come down to fundamentals.

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