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Herschel Walker's next opponent at Strikeforce is . . .

. . . Scott Carson.


Scott Carson.

A 40-year-old fighter with a 4-1 career record including a submission victory at WEC 1 in 2001, Carson will fight Herschel Walker at Strikeforce on Dec. 4, 2010, in St. Louis.

“I’ll tell you one thing. I’m a lot better fighter than the one I’ve been reading about on the Internet,’’ Carson said. “This is a huge deal for me, a tremendous opportunity, but you’d think I was nothing going off what has been written by some of these keyboard warriors, who I doubt have ever stepped in a cage. It’s a lot easier to sit in front of a computer and talk (stuff) than it is to actually fight."

Since that win at WEC 1 in 2001, Carson has fought exactly one time. Same as Walker, who beat Greg Nagy back in January.

“I’m going to be more ready for Dec. 4 than I have for any other fight. I plan to shut up all the critics, each and every one of them. Let them write something factual after they’ve seen me on Dec. 4."

Also on the Strikeforce card:

Dan Henderson vs. Renato "Babalu" Sobral
Antonio Silva vs. Valentijn Overeem
Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith
Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland


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