Shaq Attack: O'Neal Wants Some of Choi Hong-Man

Brad BarrettCorrespondent IJune 17, 2009

FORT WORTH, TX - JUNE 06:  NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal gives the command for drivers to start their engines prior to the IRL IndyCar Series Bombardier Learjet 550k on June 6, 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Darrell Ingham/Getty Images)

Already an accomplished basketball player, musician, and actor (well, an accomplished basketball player at least), Shaquille O'Neal is looking to dip his enormous toes into the waters of MMA.

The Big Shaq-tus has been training for years, but he apparently spotted a weakness in the game of Choi Hong-man that made him decide to cast his hat in the ring—or cage.

If you'll remember, Choi was the giant Korean kickboxer who did us all a favor by beating up Jose Canseco for a minute or so.

Choi, while not especially feared by elite MMA heavyweights, is not necessarily someone for a novice to trifle with. At 7'2" and weighing well over 300 pounds, he's no small fry.

His MMA record is less than stellar, and his kickboxing record is no better, with wins over only a couple of vaguely recognizable names. Bob Sapp and Mighty Mo, similar to Choi in their "freak show" status, left their fights with an additional digit in the "L" column.

So, c'mon now, show of hands, who wants to see Shaq get in there and mix it up? Anybody? Anybody at all?

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