Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard told UFC president Dana White and teammate Chandler Parsons before UFC 166 that he’d be willing to step into the cage for $10 million.
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From FOX Sports:
“If I get knocked out, I get knocked out,” said Howard, who signed a four-year, $88 million deal with the Rockets in July. “I’ll get back up one day.”
Never one to pass up a huge payday, White was all over it.
“I want to do that pay-per-view when you’re ready, man,” the UFC boss said with a laugh.
White won’t be recruiting Parsons any time soon, though. When Howard said he’d be interested in fighting, Parsons’ eyes widened. Howard asked if he would ever do it and Parsons responded with an emphatic: “Hell no.”
“Bro, I would literally f—ing die,” Parsons said. “They would rip my f—ing head off.”