Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard is a big fan of mixed martial arts, and he has been visiting events throughout the year and even met with UFC president Dana White backstage. One thing that you may not know, however, is that Dwight Howard has at least thought about fighting inside of the octagon.
“I would get up there and fight. If I get knocked out, I get knocked out,” Howard said, via Bloody Elbow. “I’ll get back up one day.
Of course, Howard said that he would fight in the cage for $10 million.
By placing that price tag on his appearance in a fight, we learn that Howard has no real plans to ever throw down in a fight because there is no way he could get that kind of money for stepping inside of the cage. Fighter salaries simply don’t bring in that type of money and Howard wouldn’t get that amount for fighting for the first time.
However, if he did, it would be a high selling pay-per view with people around the sports world tuning in to see if Howard would get his butt whooped. It sure would be fun.
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