19 Jan 2010 11:03:06 AM
(Greg Nagy, previously known as ‘TBA’.)
If you search the internet in an attempt to learn something about Greg Nagy, you will learn that he’s either a professor of Classics at Harvard who knows everything there is to know about archaic Greek poetry, or else he’s the 1-1 heavyweight tapped to face former NFL player Herschel Walker in his MMA debut at Strikeforce: Miami. We’re more interested in the second guy, though all we know about him so far is that he started his pro career in 2009 and is coming off a loss. In other words, Strikeforce isn’t bringing him in because they necessarily think he has a bright future in their heavyweight division.
Talking to MMAFighting.com, Nagy recited the typical here-to-make-a-name-for-myself script, but it was the comments from his trainer, Roland Sarria, the man who recommended him for this fight, that were more telling:
Read More ADD COMMENTS (19) DIGG THIS"They’re roughly the same size so I thought it was a good fit," said Sarria, who also runs the Rage in the Cage Training Center where Nagy trains. "You can’t put [Walker] in with Fedor [Emelianenko], right? Greg is 1-1, he’s a good-looking kid. I’d say he’s a bit more advanced than Herschel, but not by much. I thought it was a good matchup."