Herschel Walker Wants to Fight in UFC

Andrew SaundersCorrespondent IIMarch 12, 2013

Even at the age of 51, Herschel Walker still has the competitive fire that once led him to greatness.

On Tuesday afternoon, the football legend stated on The LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes (via MMAfighting.com) that he would like to step back into the cage one final time before calling it a career.

"I would love to do it again," he said. "I absolutely love MMA. I think it's an excellent sport."

Walker wasn't simply displaying his adoration for a sport where he holds a 2-0 record as a professional. 

If I was younger, I would be doing it right now. Because I'm a little bit older and I have a business going, I would like to do one more fight and then, I think, it's time for me step aside and give it to the young people. But I would love to do one more fight.

When asked by the host about where he would like to fight, the College Football Hall of Famer was quick to identify the UFC as the only option.

Debuting in January 2010, Walker fought twice under the Strikeforce banner. In both fights, the Heisman trophy winner had his arm raised after securing a TKO victory.

However, before we start fantasy matchmaking for Walker, it's important to note that UFC president Dana White has been very vocal about his thoughts on Walker competing in MMA.

People think we're anti-competition? We're anti-dumb competition. Doing stupid things like this, putting a 50-year-old guy in the Octagon for the first time, and then going out there putting out press releases like it's a big deal because you signed a 50-year-old Herschel Walker? Are you serious?

After seeing Herschel's debut, Dana White stated in an interview that if the former running back competed in the Octagon, he would be the first death in MMA.

Dana White has shown on several occasions that he can be swayed by popular demand. Ultimately, the question must be asked: Do you want to see Herschel Walker fight inside the Octagon?