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Dwight Howard says he would step into UFC octagon… for $10 million

Nov 7, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

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There are plenty of fans in Los Angeles and Orlando who would pay to see Dwight Howard get his a%& kicked…

Well, the price tag is $10 million.

Howard was backstage at a UFC event in Houston and was asked if he would step into the octagon and he said yes — For $10 million.

The USA Today blog For The Win had his quote (via Eye on Basketball).

“I would get up there and fight. If I get knocked out, I get knocked out,” Howard said. “I’ll get back up one day.”

(UFC president Dana) White immediately interjected. “I want to do that pay-per-view when you’re ready, man,” he said.

Tall, kind of gangly fighters coming off back surgery tend not to fair well in the UFC, so I could envision that going poorly for Howard. Very poorly.

But for $10 million…

Howard did say “eventually” and it’s safe to say actually doing this violates his NBA contract. Don’t expect this to happen soon. Sorry Lakers/Magic fans.

  1. skinsfanwill - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    His butt would get killed in there. His feelings aren’t the only thing that would be hurting when he eventually wakes up.

  2. skids003 - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Yeah, right. He would take a dive after one punch, that is, if he didn’t get knocked out. These dudes are you, he wouldn’t last 30 seconds no matter how hard he tried.

  3. dls612 - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Other than the basketball court the octagon is another place I would love to see him get his butt kicked! Priceless!!

  4. benjamincharlesparho - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    “$20 million if they make me fight Kobe.”

  5. spthegr8 - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    & He would get put too SCHLEEEEEEEPPPP!!!!!

  6. JHathwell - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    This would be topic #37 on the list of things Dwight uses to distract people from talking about how he single-handedy torpedoed the lakers entire season last year.

  7. phillysports1 - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    I’ll pay $100 to see danny granger fight Lebron .

  8. spthegr8 - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Why do you think every Laker fan hates Dwight??? I BLEED Purp and Gold & I hold no I’ll will towards the man. He did what he thought was best for him. How can you dislike somebody for that??

    • Anoesis - Nov 8, 2013 at 1:18 AM

      “Plenty of fans” =/= every fan. Kudos to you for holding no grudge against a guy who lied his ass off to get out of Orlando without ever having the intention of staying in L.A. I would suggest, however, that you bring along a street-wise friend the next time you buy a car.

  9. jjpt4540 - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    We should get a kickstarter for this. I would love to see someone kick the crap out of the prima donna.

    • asimonetti88 - Nov 7, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Yes, let’s get a kickstarter to give a millionaire $10 mill.

  10. nickeb108 - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Can somebody get a fund started for this? I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to find 10 million people to donate $1/each to see Howard get beat down.

  11. spacemaker101 - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Just saying I would get knocked out for 10 mil.

  12. doc305 - Nov 7, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Who the F would not take 10 mil!! To do pretty much anything… Give me a couple hundred grand and I’ll jump into the ring with my hands tied behind my back..

  13. ufools - Nov 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    I’ll bet Laker fans and players could cover this 10 million….

    • Anoesis - Nov 8, 2013 at 1:15 AM

      We already paid almost twice that to watch him screw up our team. Even though any Laker fan should get free admission to see Howard get his over-rated ass whipped, I wouldn’t walk across the street for it.

  14. Anoesis - Nov 8, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    Looks like Howard should be worrying more about winning games against his former team than getting his sorry ass kicked in an octagon.

  15. granadafan - Nov 8, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    I would not give one cent to Dwight Howard even if it meant he got his arse kicked.

  16. deesel12 - Nov 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    He could fight Shaq for 10mil and the title of Supeman……

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