Walker stopped Hungarian fighter Greg Nagy in the third round in January to win his MMA debut.
“My last fight I never showed any standup. Greg wanted to go to the ground, and I still thank Greg for giving me an opportunity to fight,” Walker said.
He says that most MMA heavyweights don’t have much to gain by fighting him.
“Most of these guys in this sport have nothing to gain by fighting me. Greg did step up and give me an opportunity,” Walker said. “My next opponent, we don’t know who that is. Whoever gives me an opportunity to fight then, I’m going to thank them as well.”
Walker wasn’t the only Heisman Trophy winner in attendance at Saturday’s Strikeforce event. Eddie George, the former Tennessee Titans star who won the Heisman in 1995 with Ohio State, was a spectator as well.
Walker, a 1992 U.S. Olympian in the two-man bobsled, turned his attention to MMA about 2 1/2 months ago when he moved to San Jose, Calif., to train at the American Kickboxing Academy. He prepared for his debut by practicing against UFC top contenders Jon Fitch and Cain Velasquez.