Regardless of whether Nagy was to reprise the role of Seth Petruzelli in Miami, the story coming out of Strikeforce: Miami will start, continue and end with Herschel Walker. All those outlets that would have otherwise not paid the event a moment's notice will continue to focus solely on the former NFL'er, failing to give the more accomplished and worthy competitors on the card more than a brief mention. I can see the stories now:
Former NFL superstar and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker made his Mixed Martial Arts debut Saturday at Strikeforce: Miami.
The two-time All-Pro took on journeyman Greg Nagy and was victorious/defeated in his MMA debut.
(continue for two or three more paragraphs.)
Several other fighters competed; some won, some lost.
While it most certainly won't be that bad, the fact that the bulk of the attention being paid to Strikeforce: Miami focuses on Herschel Walker, while the two title fights headlining the show receive little to no mention whatsoever confirms my belief.
To the mainstream media, this isn't about Mixed Martial Arts.
But they don't.
Because it's about Herschel Walker, not MMA.
When the sport gets the attention it deserves, my excitement will verge on annoying.
Until then, I'm not going to throw a parade and proclaim "We've made it!" because a story about a football player trying his hand at MMA made it on ESPN.