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Stephen A. Smith vs Derek Carr odds favor loudmouth over athlete in UFC fight

NBA: Playoffs-Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

I haven’t watched ESPN since SportsCenter stopped being cool back in the late nineties, so I never heard of Stephen A. Smith until UFC started negotiating with “The Worldwide Leader in Sports.” What I gather from the clips I’ve seen is that he likes to shout at the camera and rile people up with his opinion.

Hey, it’s a tried-and-true formula.

I also never heard of Derek Carr, because I don’t live in Oakland and football is only meaningful to me when my beloved New York Giants are doing well. They’re not, and they haven’t been for quite some time, so I’ve checked out.

Now that we’ve established my ignorance in both matters, I will pass along news that Carr asked UFC President Dana White if the promotion would book something akin to “Pros vs. Joes,” where athletes get to fight analysts who infuriate them.

Sound silly? Not as silly as the odds that were released for Smith vs. Carr.

At least someone in this ordeal has some sense.

I know this sounds pointless and stupid, but just remember that UFC is the same promotion to give fights to James Toney, CM Punk, and Greg Hardy, so I can’t rule anything out these days.

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