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Herschel Walker to face WEC veteran Carson at 'Strikerforce: Henderson vs. Babalu'

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Herschel Walker has an opponent for his second MMA fight and it's Scott Carson. <em>Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce</em>
Herschel Walker has an opponent for his second MMA fight and it's Scott Carson. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce

College Football Hall of Fame member and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker has an opponent for his second trip into the cage — Scott Carson — ESPN.com reports.

The fight between the 48-year-old Walker and the 40-year-old Carson will be broadcast as part of the main card of "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu" on Dec. 4 on Showtime from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

Like us, you're probably asking "who in the world is Scott Carson?" Well, we have answers for you. Carson (4-1 MMA) fought at the first-ever WEC show on June 30, 2001. That was his fourth professional fight. He's only fought once since. The ESPN report provides more background.

Carson, 40, is 4-1 in pro bouts. In June, the Costa Mesa, Calif., resident was knocked out in the first round by Lorenz Larkin at a MEZ Sports-promoted event in Los Angeles. Carson accrued his three career victories between 1999-2001, but said a back injury kept him out of the cage for the next 10 years.

Carson said he previously trained with former UFC champion Chuck Liddell for eight years and recently joined UFC middleweight Mark Munoz's Reign Training Center in Lake Forest, Calif.

Walker (1-0 MMA), made his professional debut at "Strikeforce: Miami" in January defeating Greg Nagy by third-round TKO.

"I want to show that my experience level has increased a good deal," said Walker via text. "I've become a much better MMA fighter. Last time, I was very green. This time, I'm going to be more skilled and have a lot more to display in the Strikeforce cage."