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

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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.