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LeBron James scared of Ronda Rousey, admits he would lose fight against 'Rowdy' UFC champ

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Back in the mid-to-late eighties, the running gag was "Can you beat Mike Tyson?" So much so, Will "Fresh Prince" Smith was compelled to write a song about challenging the former boxing champ.

Fast forward about 30 years and we have a similar phenomenon with UFC 190 headliner Ronda Rousey, who inexplicably gets paired off against male athletes from other sports. Floyd Mayweather I can understand, due to size and fighting discipline.

But LeBron James?

Not long after "Rowdy" was paired off with another NBA legend in Charles Barkley (see that awkward video here), a dopey sports fan asked "King James" on Twitter if he would be able to handle himself against the ESPY award winner.

If the 6'8", 240-pound James can't beat Rousey, then what chance does Bethe Correia have?!?

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