TMZ- NBA star Dwight Howard is a huge UFC fan -- so when we got him leaving UFC 202, we had to ask ... who would win if you stepped into the Octagon with LeBron James??
“That’s tough. Obviously, I have to go with myself, I can’t say, “LeBron’s gonna knock me out.” I can’t do that.
Let's just get this out of the way real quick. LeBron would absolutely win an MMA fight against Dwight Howard and I hate myself for even saying that, because the truth is it would be the most painfully unentertaining cat fight in history. Obviously LeBron incessant flopping wouldn't translate to well to the octagon, but he might not have to worry about that considering his competition is the most passive aggressive competitor in sports history. It's really unbelievable to think that two of the most physically imposing athletes of this era would look like teenage girls if they were put in a position where a "hold me back" push became a truly threatening shove. If I had to make a list of the top 5 NBA players that can't take a punch I'm not entirely sure that I wouldn't put the two men that look like they were carefully constructed in the vein of Greek Gods in a laboratory somewhere at the top of it. I am not going to get into the height, weight, reach, and athleticism differences. Why even bring up the fact that LeBron has never been injured and Dwight Howard's majestic shoulders can't even carry the weight of expectations without needing a few games off to heal back up? When I picture this fight taking place I see two men aggressively tap dancing around each other for 5 rounds and LeBron winning on a technicality because the judges thought Dwight was mocking the institution of mixed martial arts by grinning ear-to-ear like an asshole the entire time. Unanimous decision.