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Strikeforce burning question: Who the heck is Scott Carson?

Maggie Hendricks
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Everyone's favorite invincible football-player-turned-Olympian-turned-fighter, Herschel Walker, will take on Scott Carson at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg on Saturday. As famous as Herschel Walker is, Carson is unknown.

Walker will turn 49 in March, but will fight in just his second bout. Carson isn't much more experienced, despite starting his career in 1999. He won his first four fights over a three-year period, ending with a submission over Bryson Haubrink at the very first WEC event.

Carson then took a nine-year hiatus from MMA, returning in June of 2010 to fight Lorenz Larkin at Pandemonium at the Palladium. Carson was knocked out in the first round.

He's looking at the bout with Walker as an opportunity to show what he capable of.

"I feel fortunate to get this fight and I hope to make the best of it. I’m definitely prepared and ready for a fight," Carson said at Thursday's pre-fight press conference. "Fighting such a legendary name has certainly added a lot of hype to the fight, but I have worked very hard in training camp. I’m looking to see this fight go into the later rounds where it will be a war of attrition.’"

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