If you’re an MMA fan, or if you’ve watched about anything on CBS lately, you know that the Strikeforce middleweight championship fight between Dan Henderson and Jake Shields is coming to network TV on April 17. What you might not know (I sure as hell didn’t) is that 101st Airborne soldier Hunter “The Future” Worsham will be fighting in one of the preliminary bouts.
Worsham has been in the Army since 2008, according to Strikeforce. He’s 5-1 since turning pro in 2007, and his most recent fight — a 1st-round victory via armbar — was just over a month ago.
The April 17 fight against Zach Underwood (4-0 ) will be in Nashville, about an hour away from Fort Campbell. Worsham will be fighting as a middleweight (185 pounds), although he’s also fought as a welterweight (170) and a light heavyweight (205).
Worsham’s father, Cal, is also an MMA fighter who was on some of the early UFC cards in the late 1990s.
Here’s an interview the younger Worsham did earlier this year:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DKziKEGZDg[/youtube]