People are being too hard on Herschel. I was a big naysayer in that I thought this was a complete joke. Here are my succinct thoughts
1. He donated to charity
2. He, at 47, stepped foot in the cage and won
3. Though not perfect, he was doing things that many amateurs have a very hard time doing:
A. Keeping cool and collected
B. Controlling the entire fight
C. Showing ground transitions that were relatively decent.
He looked much better than Kimbo who is younger and stronger. I would rather watch Walker than Kimbo at this point and give him a fair shot against a fighter like Kimbo.
Overall I am against attracting the Kimbos and Walker's of the world as evident by my numerous posts as to why it isn't good for the sport, but Walker really did his homework, did what he was expected to do considering it was his first time in the cage. At 47, despite any previous martial arts training, his reflexes and ability to take a punch are pretty shot. He was impressive considering nonetheless....