I can't deny it—whenever I see a fight break out in the NBA, I take a sort of guilty pleasure in seeing the two fellows involved wildly wrestle or throw fists at each other for the few seconds before the referees pull them apart.
It's not as meaningful as a hockey fight, where the players are actually allowed to throw down in fisticuffs, but it is enjoyable to see the players' emotions get the best of them as they start to wail on their opponent.
Inevitably, whenever I see a fight break out in basketball, it looks sloppy, rushed and downright amateurish, which I think is mostly due to the fact that a fight will only last a few seconds before they are surrounded by 20 guys trying to break it up.
Because of that, I wonder how some of these players would do were they a part of a fight that was actually sanctioned.
So, even though a lot of these players would look lost trying to go toe-to-toe with some of the judo and jiu-jitsu fighters, I have always wished that I could see some of the players that make a living dribbling a basketball end up in a cage in an MMA fight.
With a little training beforehand and some advice from some professionals, here are the guys that I would most like to see step into the cage.