Walker to start training next month

Updated: September 22, 2009, 1:17 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Herschel Walker is starting a new career in mixed martial arts.

The 47-year-old former NFL running back said Monday that he has signed a multi-fight contract with promoter Strikeforce. Walker will begin a 12-week training camp next month in San Jose, Calif.

"I've been training for several years," Walker said in a statement on the Strikeforce Web site. "I would play college football games on Saturday and then compete in martial arts tournaments on Sunday after church. I'm ...

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