(Herschel Walker trying to figure out what comes next)
I was right there with Herschel Walker when he said he was hoping his next opponent would be someone of a higher calibre. But who are we kidding? This is Strikeforce we’re talking about, and they’ve served Herschel up another textbook can in the form of 40 year old Scott Carson (4-1):
Meanwhile, Carson fights for the second time in 2010 after taking a nine-year hiatus from professional fighting. The California resident racked four professional wins between 1999 and 2001, including a first-round submission victory at the very first WEC event, but he was defeated by Lorenz Larkin upon his return to the sport earlier this year.
Let’s break this down:
- This is his second fight in 9 years
- The first one he got KO’d in under 3 minutes
- He competed at the VERY FIRST WEC
- He’s never beaten anyone with a .500+ record
The only interesting thing about this fight is that Walker still might not be good enough to beat this guy. We all remember the Nagy fight from last year and when I say there was room for improvement, I mean a room the size of an aircraft hangar. So once again, Strikeforce has gone outside the promotion to handpick someone they and Herschel’s coaches think he can beat. Can he do it? Well, considering how slanted the matchmaking is in his favor, sure. Will anyone care? Fortunately for Strikeforce, I’m sure the mainstream media will. But I certainly won’t.