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Old 01-31-2010, 01:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thoughts on H.Walker

Personally, I was not to impressed especially with all the hype. There is no way that he would have beat anyone in the UFC with that performance. After the fight, I looked up Nagy on Wikipedia. WOW! Why is he in Strikeforce?

Anyway, it will be interesting to see what happens next. Walker is an athlete ad he defiantly trains hard. He needs to get back in the gym immediately.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Agreed.

He had no head movement and lacked power behind some of his punches. Also refused to do anything when he had Nagy mounted.

He's in great condition for his age, but there's no way he beats anyone that's name doesn't begin with Greg and end with Nagy.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Personally, I was not to impressed especially with all the hype. There is no way that he would have beat anyone in the UFC with that performance. After the fight, I looked up Nagy on Wikipedia. WOW! Why is he in Strikeforce?

Anyway, it will be interesting to see what happens next. Walker is an athlete ad he defiantly trains hard. He needs to get back in the gym immediately.
Hes a beginner he's not suppoosed to be able to beat anyone in the UFC. I was very impressed with his strength and domination on the ground. He definitely needs work but he's alot better than a beginner should be!
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Hes a beginner he's not suppoosed to be able to beat anyone in the UFC. I was very impressed with his strength and domination on the ground. He definitely needs work but he's alot better than a beginner should be!
I agree he is a beginner. But isnt Strikeforce supposed to be a major organization?

Also, when Brock Lesnar entered the UFC, wasn't he a "beginner"? He did lose his first fight in the UFC but he was dominating a former champion in Frank Mir before Mir's superior BJJ skills caught up with a "beginner".
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Boring, sloppy, not much in the way of skill. Why the **** was he on a main Strikeforce card? This isn't a sideshow, it's supposed to be a professional fighting organization.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree he is a beginner. But isnt Strikeforce supposed to be a major organization?

Also, when Brock Lesnar entered the UFC, wasn't he a "beginner"? He did lose his first fight in the UFC but he was dominating a former champion in Frank Mir before Mir's superior BJJ skills caught up with a "beginner".
I think it was more of a special attraction match because people were interested to see if a 47 year old mega talented athlete had what it took to just compete. People hear that Hershel Walker is fighting and it sells tickets because of the curiosity. I thought he did well and didn't embarrass himself or the sport. The situation with Brock was a little different because he was already a world class wrestler.
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I think it was acceptable for what it was. Walker wanted to try MMA. He trained hard (apparently), and fought a guy at (apparently) the same skill level as him. He donated his purse to charity, which I also think adds credibility to the fight.

Maybe they should have marketed it more as a charity thing, but that would have taken away some of Walker's credibility I think he deserved. I don't think Walker will have more than 1 or 2 more fights (if he even fights again), so waiting till he got better wasn't an option.

I think the question is: did Walker, a famous athlete who is donating his purse to charity, deserve to fight on an MMA card? I think yes.
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I think it was acceptable for what it was. Walker wanted to try MMA. He trained hard (apparently), and fought a guy at (apparently) the same skill level as him. He donated his purse to charity, which I also think adds credibility to the fight.

Maybe they should have marketed it more as a charity thing, but that would have taken away some of Walker's credibility I think he deserved. I don't think Walker will have more than 1 or 2 more fights (if he even fights again), so waiting till he got better wasn't an option.


I think the question is: did Walker, a famous athlete who is donating his purse to charity, deserve to fight on an MMA card? I think yes.
Very good points, i had forgotten he was donating his purse to charity.

Repped!!!

I would love to see Walker fight Kimbo. I have a feeling were gonna see Walker take on David "Tank" Abbot in his next fight.
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He looked ok against a total can.

It was his 1st MMA fight though, he'll look better in his next fight I'm sure.
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I agree he is a beginner. But isnt Strikeforce supposed to be a major organization?

Also, when Brock Lesnar entered the UFC, wasn't he a "beginner"? He did lose his first fight in the UFC but he was dominating a former champion in Frank Mir before Mir's superior BJJ skills caught up with a "beginner".
Brock was moved up the food chain faster than he deserved if anything.

And come on... you and I both know while Strike force has major stars, it has alot of empty room.

It needs a side show attraction to take up air. I enjoyed walkers fight. Not bad for a first go.
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