When Herschel Walker signed with Strikforce, it was difficult for Dana White to fully express how he really felt about the former Heisman winner. Unfortunately, this small quote is all we have of Dana’s reaction.
“I think it’s ridiculous…People think we’re anti-competition? We’re anti-dumb competition. Doing stupid things like this, putting a 50-year-old guy in the Octagon for the first time, and then going out there putting out press releases like it’s a big deal because you signed a 50-year-old Herschel Walker? Are you serious?”
“Which athletic commission is going to let this guy fight…Who the f**k are they going to find to fight Herschel Walker? A guy in a wheelchair?” “It’s completely disrespectful to the sport.”
After Herschel started training with Cain Velasquez and the other guys at AKA, Dana eased his finger from that ‘verbal detonator’ button he keeps on his desk. It’s hard not to like Herschel Walker. Dude respects the sport and is giving all his proceeds to a charity. He’s like an improvised Jesus that performs 2,500 sit-ups and 1,500 push ups every morning. Check out this interview where he says that he had to check his ego at the door and a lot of other stuff that was interesting but my impaired short term memory prevents me from remembering. [Source]