Forget Hong Man, Shaq Wants a Piece of Lesnar

Brad BarrettCorrespondent IJuly 17, 2009

FORT WORTH, TX - JUNE 06:  NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal speaks at a press conference prior to the IRL IndyCar Series Bombardier Learjet 550k on June 6, 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dana White revealed on "Into the Night with Tony Bruno" (no, not that Bruno) that he constantly receives texts and Twitters from Shaquille O'Neal expressing his desire to fight the UFC heavyweight champ, Brock Lesnar.

Are we all turning Japanese? I really think so. This kind of creature vs. creature matchup is the same sort of side show attraction that made Bob Sapp a star.

White allegedly told Shaq to win another NBA championship and they'd discuss it.

Let's hope that was meant as satire. O'Neal could never make the weight and even if he could, he might find out that Lesnar is a little less WWE and a little more UFC than some people are ready to admit.

Shaq-Fu was only moderately successful on the SNES and Sega Genesis plains of combat, I doubt it would serve him well in the Octagon. While he may "work his tail off" according to his trainer Jonathan Burke of Gracie's Gym, I really, really don't think he wants any parts of the current title holder.

One challenge at a time, Big Shaq-tus. Take out Hong Man, get yourself some MMA street cred and then maybe people won't laugh when you say want a piece of Lesnar.