Strikeforce announced that legendary football star and 1-0 MMA fighter, Herschel Walker will be opposed by Scott Carson (4-1), in a featured heavyweight matchup on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, live on Showtime.
The Underground quickly responded with a collective "not impressed with his performance" noting that the 40-year-old Carson's only fight in nine years was a loss, and that his four wins before then were against opponents with a combined record of 1-8. Below, Carson responds.
“I’ll tell you one thing. I’m a lot better fighter than the one I’ve been reading about on the Internet. This is a huge deal for me, a tremendous opportunity, but you’d think I was nothing going off what has been written by some of these keyboard warriors, who I doubt have ever stepped in a cage. It’s a lot easier to sit in front of a computer and talk s--- than it is to actually fight.
“I am trying to take it all in stride, but I have no idea why some people are talking so negatively without ever having seen me. They don’t know me. I’m pretty well-rounded with good standup and wrestling.
“They say I’m old at 40 but I don’t feel 40 and I certainly don’t look 40. I think I look 30 and I’m in great shape. I’m ripped, just like Herschel.
“I’m going to be more ready for Dec. 4 than I have for any other fight. I plan to shut up all the critics, each and every one of them. Let them write something factual after they’ve seen me on Dec. 4.
“I’m really excited about fighting a great athlete like Herschel. I’m training every day. But the fact that some people aren’t giving me a chance is only giving me extra motivation. This is going to be a great fight.’’
“I was out a long time because of my back and I did rehab for a while. I never thought much about not fighting again; I always wanted to come back.
“But I couldn’t do anything until I was 100 percent. Once I got healthy again, I got better the more I trained. I’ve helped a lot of guys get ready for fights while waiting for my chance. I had a few fights lined up before my last fight, but they all fell out for one reason or another.’’
“It got to the point for the longest time that all I did was train.Then, the next thing we know, I’m fighting. I felt good going into that fight but just got caught. It can happen to anybody.’’
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