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Herschel Walker Easily Wins MMA Bout In San Jose

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Former NFL football player Herschel Walker, left, punches Scott Carson during the first round of a Strikeforce heavyweight mixed martial arts fight  in San Jose. (AP Photo)

Former NFL football player Herschel Walker, left, punches Scott Carson during the first round of a Strikeforce heavyweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose. (AP Photo)

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SAN JOSE (AP) ― Herschel Walker easily beat Scott Carson with a first-round technical knockout to win his mixed martial arts bout in a Strikeforce event Saturday night.

The 48-year-old Walker improved to 2-0 in his MMA career.

Carson connected early in the round with a kick to Walker’s head, but the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and professional football star took over and easily dispatched his opponent.

The fight was stopped at 3:13 of the round after Walker dropped carson with a punch.

In the main event, welterweight champion Nick Diaz defeated Evangelista Santos by second-round submission.

(© 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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