HERSCHEL WALKER TO APPEAR ON ESPN FIRST TAKE, THE HERD & SPORTSCENTER
WHO: Football Legend turned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Herschel Walker
WHAT: Live Interviews on ESPN First Take, The Herd with Colin Cowherd & SportsCenter
Walker will discuss his upcoming, second professional STRIKEFORCE MMA bout at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Walker will face an opponent to be determined in a televised heavyweight bout. MMA superstar Dan Henderson will take on former STRIKEFORCE world champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral at light heavyweight (205 pounds) in the main event.
The 48-year-old Walker, the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and two-time NFL Pro Bowl competitor, is undefeated at 1-0 in his latest athletic endeavor – MMA. A 1999 College Hall of Fame inductee, the 6-foot-1, 220 pound Walker was also selected to Sports Illustrated’s NCAA All-Century Team that year.
Walker has been training alongside a host of MMA superstars at American Kickboxing Academy (A.K.A.) in San Jose, Calif., since last year. A longtime martial artist, he holds a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do as well as additional training in the combat disciplines of Muay Thai and Kenpo. .
Walker was recently a contestant on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice reality series. An entrepreneur at heart, Walker is the founder and CEO of Herschel’s Famous 34, a food services company.
WHERE: ESPN, ESPN 2 & ESPN Radio
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 20 on ESPN 2’s ESPN First Take at 11:20 a.m. ET / 8:20 a.m. PT
Wednesday, Oct. 20 on ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd at 11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT
Wednesday, Oct. 20 on ESPN’s SportsCenter at 3:40 p.m. ET / 12:40 p.m. PT
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