Recently, I had a random thought.
The thought I had was that I would honestly pay tons of money to see many sports figures step into the UFC Octagon, with the hopes of seeing them on the receiving end of a knockout.
I don't know what made me think of this, but the more I thought about it, I couldn't help but think, "Dang, if that guy got in the Octagon and got knocked out, it would be pretty entertaining."
So as I sat in my class, I wrote down 20 names in sports.
Those 20 names consist of current athletes, former athletes, commentators and one former sports coach who deserves a lot more than a knockout.
So as you go through this list, think of some other sports figures you want to see step in the Octagon and receive a nice KO.
When your nickname is "money," you're gonna get a lot of people who simply don't like you.
Certainly, Floyd "money" Mayweather is a guy that many people respect.
He is respected because he is 42-0.
Despite being respected, he is not well liked because he runs his mouth.
Then he proceeds to back it up in the ring.
Good for you, Floyd!
But let's face it, fans everywhere would love to see Mayweather on the receiving end of a knockout blow right in the center of the octagon.
John Rocker is a former MLB pitcher.
Many remember John Rocker for his offensive statements that angered many people in the city of New York.
If you haven't read them, I suggest looking them up.
Rocker is another loudmouth fans couldn't stand.
Even though we haven't heard from Rocker in recent years, it does not change the fact that many fans still don't like him.
I know the city of New York would love to see Rocker step into the Octagon and receive an upper cut to the chin that puts him to sleep.
Skip Bayless, you're the reason that I change any ESPN program you're on.
All we hear when you speak is "Blah, blah, blah."
You're loud, you have many invalid points, you annoy sports fan throughout the country.
Skip, if I ever win the lottery, I will pay you a ridiculous amount of money to step into the Octagon.
The home run king, Barry Bonds*.
Fact: Barry Bonds hit 762 Home runs in his career.
Despite this fact, a dark cloud will always follow Barry Bonds.
From BALCO to his testimony, many sports fans believe Barry Bonds used steroids.
Many fans believe Bonds has forever degraded an MLB record.
For this, they want to see Bonds step into the Octagon.
Kobe, Lakers fans love you!
But fans of all the other NBA teams don't like you!
Mostly because you have owned every team in the NBA on many different occasions.
For this, Kobe, we want to see you in the Octagon!
I gotta admit, I never disliked LeBron at first.
Then came, "The Decision."
Whether it was him playing the media or ESPN just being dumb by actually giving James a 30-minute show for him to announce that he was going to Miami, plenty of sports fans hate him for it.
I now hope to see James never win an NBA title.
Because of this, the whole state of Ohio (including myself) would love to see James go "nighty night" in the middle of the Octagon.
Seriously, I think an ESPN producer has a giant crush on Tebow.
This is due to the amount of time ESPN spends talking about Tim Tebow.
Tebow is an honest, hard-working NFL player.
However, due to the fact that dorky sports fans and the media are throwing him in our faces, many sports fans would love to see him crying in the middle of the Octagon.
Three Super Bowl titles.
Millions of dollars.
A Supermodel wife.
Tom Brady has it all.
Let's face it—many of us wish we were Tom Brady.
That's why many of us can't stand Tom Brady.
You got a way with the "Tuck Rule"; for this you must enter the Octagon!
"Baby! It's March Madness, baby"
Seriously, Dick Vitale.
You annoy us all.
Just because you're respected doesn't mean we would love to hear you repeat the same darn thing every five minutes.
We instead would love to hear Joe Rogan saying, ''Dick Vitale is knocked out, baby!"
One thing that's awesome about sports is that we usually don't have to hear about political junk.
Well, Bob Costas loves to be vocal about his views, which is fine.
However, it is annoying when a sports reporter has to try and get his political view across in the middle of a sports show.
Not to mention, when the NFL Sunday night game comes on.
Then Bob Costas always has his little moment where it always seems that he always comes off as smug.
This is just my opinion.
But Bob, you will never be a Vin Scully or any other broadcast legend! Ever!
So Bob, please make many sports fans' dreams come true—step into the Octagon!
Mr. Favre, I would just love to thank you one day in person.
I would personally thank you for your idiotic pass that Tracy Porter intercepted in the NFC title game a few years ago.
As for everyone else, the reasons we want to see you step into the Octagon vary.
From the constant state of being retired to being unretired, to the media circus you always create.
Brett, you must repay your debt to the sports world!
So I think Mr. Favre should try to pursue a UFC career.
Then receive a KO, and then retire.
This year's Rose Bowl between Oregon and Wisconsin was a classic.
I enjoyed watching the entire game.
This was only because I muted the whole game.
Brent Musberger is the most overrated play-by-play man in all of sports.
Yet this is only my opinion.
The fact that Musberger is always stating the obvious and that his facts are usually very irrelevant...
It gets under my skin.
I can't ever watch any game he announces.
I at least must mute the game.
Brent, you may be older, but this doesn't change the fact that we want to see someone knock you out in the Octagon!
With the NFL's investigation into the Saints' bounty program, many facts emerged.
One of them was that Jonathan Vilma apparently offered 10 grand to any player who could knock Brett Favre out of the 2009-10 NFC Championship game.
Many NFL fans once thought of Jonathan Vilma as an aggressive player.
However, other fans, including myself, now think of him as a dirty player.
Because of this, many fans would pay 10 grand to see Vilma himself get knocked out inside the Octagon.
The picture above explains enough of why people wanna see Kris Humphries get dominated in the Octagon.
Complain about the coaches. Complain about the plays to utilize himself. Complain about the catering.
Simply put, Randy Moss likes to complain.
He may be one of the greatest receivers of all time, but because of Randy's constant bickering, he deserves a nice KO!
His name now is Metta World Peace.
But there was nothing peaceful about Metta World Peace when he was known as Ron Artest, fighting NBA fans in the stands back in November 2004.
Because of his actions, Metta World Peace is a guy many people want to see get a taste of his own medicine in the Octagon.
Alex Rodriguez is one of highest-paid players in sports history.
However, despite all of his wealth, Alex Rodriguez used steroids to try and get ahead in the game of baseball.
It's not just that, he later had a nice cry over it trying to gain sympathy.
Enter the Octagon, A-Rod.
From sharpies to tears.
Terrell Owens always creates a media buzz.
However, this doesn't change the fact that many sports fans would love to see T.O. receive a KO.
The second I heard Dick Stockton calling the MLB playoffs back in 2007, I thought the guy was drunk!
Honestly, he was constantly mispronouncing names and slurring words.
Dick Stockton just cant call play-by-play. This again is just my opinion.
Still, the idea of an Anderson Silva vs. Dick Stockton matchup could sell out arenas throughout the world.
Do I really need to state why this guy deserves a knockout?