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Mark Coleman ‘Would Drop Everything’ To Fight Herschel Walker

Following a 1-2 stint in the UFC in recent years, Mark Coleman knows he’ll never set foot in the Octagon again. There’s even a chance he’ll never set foot in a cage again period if he can continue to make a living outside of it. Coleman’s getting older and all the injuries from a brutal career are catching up to him. He doesn’t seem terribly interested in fighting anymore, but there is one person who could motivate him to get back in the cage, whether he needs the money or not. Football legend and 2-0 mixed martial artist Herschel Walker.

“An opportunity to fight Herschel Walker would be something that I would drop everything (for) and try to train and prepare for him… I’ve had some offers that intrigued me, but at the same time, I don’t want to be a journeyman. I don’t want to go out there and get my butt whupped for a paycheck. If it comes down to that, I might do it. But right now, I’m able to survive… I have friends that I’ve known since the sport began, and a lot of them are struggling. I’m not blaming anybody. I’m not exactly buying Mercedes right now. I’m just trying to stay afloat. It’s a transition. You think you can fight forever. I thought I could fight forever. And really, it comes to an end quick.”

I’m not terribly interested in seeing either Coleman or Walker back in the cage at this point, but if they had to, I think that would be a pretty interesting novelty match-up. Coleman clearly has the experience and skill set advantage, but he’s also battling 15 years worth of injuries. Walker, on the other hand. has more athleticism than most people half his age which could even out the experience deficit.

The big question is whether it’s a fight Strikeforce 3.0 powered by Zuffa would be willing to put together. I don’t think there’s any question the pre-Zuffa Strikeforce team would have booked it, but I kinda doubt the new Strikeforce matchmaking team led by former WEC matchmaker Sean Shelby is in a big rush to put either Herschel Walker or Mark Coleman back in the cage.

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