Former Heisman Trophy winner and Cowboys running back Herschel Walker made his mixed martial arts debut in Miami on Saturday night, defeating Greg Nagy by TKO in the third round of their fight at Strikeforce: Miami.
The 47-year-old finished Nagy with a flurry of strikes in the third round, but maintained control of the fight throughout, taking Nagy to the ground seemingly at will and pushing the pace through two rounds and change.
President of Strikeforce, Scott Coker, said in the postfight press conference that Walker donated his entire six-figure purse to a Dallas-based charity.
Walker played for Dallas, Minnesota, Philadelphia and New York over his 12-year NFL career, after spending a short time with the USFL's New Jersey Generals. Around Dallas (and the pro football landscape) Walker is known best as the key component in "The Trade," which sent the running back to Minnesota and set the table for Dallas's dynastic run in the early nineties.
When asked if he would continue fighting, Walker was noncommittal, saying that he would let his trainers decide.