Shaquille O'Neal vs. Chuck Liddell: Dana White Picks UFC Legend

Brian Oswald@@briancoswaldMMA Editor May 24, 2010

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Shaquille O'Neal vs. Herschel Walker?

Dana White says he will take the big man via size advantage.

But when Dan Patrick asked White who he thought would win between one of the greatest NBA players of all time and a UFC legend, he took the man God seemingly put on this planet to terrorize Tito Ortiz.

While "Chuck Liddell vs. Shaquille O'Neal" may appear to be in the same ballpark as Fedor Emeliankeo vs. Hong Man Choi , O'Neal has been training in MMA for years now, and Liddell is not the same man that once terrorized the light heavyweight division. 

Could Shaquille O'Neal use his size advantage and what technique he has racked up to melt the iceman?

Perhaps Liddell would be willing to take on Shaq in a exhibition fight.

UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre agreed to and won a grappling match against his friend and former Montreal Canadians forward, Georges Laraque.

If you can't wait for the actual fight to take place apparently Shaq is an unlockable character in the newly released "UFC Undisputed 2010" so feel free to let the "freak fights" commence.

Beyond the Shaq vs. Liddell silliness, it will be interesting to see how many mainstream athletes want to be associated with the sport of MMA and how the UFC, Strikeforce and other organizations decide to capitalize on this growing phenomenon for both financial gain and mainstream appeal.