"Canseco wanted to fight me, and what's strange about it is that what I do is not a circus. Not going in there playing, trying to make money. My money went to Pastor Evans at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. All my proceeds went there. I didn't get into this to make money. I got into it for the competition. Jose is doing this for the money and my thing is: if he wants to fight me and thinks it's going to be a circus, I will hurt him. This is not a joke, I will hurt him. I don't do things as a joke, as entertainment. When we go out there and play a flag football game, that's entertainment, that's having fun. But this MMA fighting is real. You can get hurt and he doesn't understand this. I'm doing this as a fighter, not as a joke." - Herschel Walker
On his Twitter account, Canseco wrote: "I guess I may have to show Herschel Walker who the real bad Boy of the Sports industry is. If the powers that be are reading, I want in."
Speaking on BobandDan.com's radio show, Walker responded to Canseco's post, insinuating that while he would not disagree to the fight, he does not want to fight for the wrong reasons.
On Jan. 30, Walker defeated Greg Nagy via third-round TKO at Strikeforce: "Miami" in his MMA debut, which gives hims a 1-0 record. Canseco, on the other hand, is 0-1 after losing his debut to Hong Man Choi last May at Dream 9.
While this fight between the former baseball player and former football player is not being talked about by Strikeforce, fans and MMA critics have since voiced their opinion that they would not like to see this fight take place. While the two long-time athletes would produce a fight that would be a huge money-maker for the organization, due to name recognition and pure interest, fans have said that the promotion should not waste their time with thie type of fight.