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Herschel Walker: Martial Arts Star? (NEWS, INFO)

09/21/09 03:03 PM ET   AP

Herschel Walker

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.

The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner already holds a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

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