A legend's attempt to grow

Already a demi-god in CFB circles, Herschel Walker moves forward

Updated: January 27, 2010, 11:09 AM ET
By Ryan Hockensmith | ESPN The Magazine

He's too old. He's just another former athlete who thinks he can fight. He probably needs money. By now, you've heard all kinds of reasons why Herschel Walker's upcoming MMA debut is a terrible idea. Well, he has, too -- and for every messageboard rant about the 47-year-old former Heisman winner's Jan. 30 MMA fight on Showtime, he'd like a chance to respond. We gave him that chance.

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