Raiders QB Derek Carr Wants UFC Fight Against Stephen A. Smith; Actual Odds Are Released


Derek Carr is tired of getting bashed by sports media personalities.

ESPN First Take is a morning "hot take" show featuring Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith where the two argue over the biggest topics in sports. Recently, they discussed the Oakland Raiders potentially moving on from current quarterback Derek Carr in favor of drafting a rookie quarterback. Max Kellerman said "Carr is not the long-term answer. He looked like a quarterback who had quit."

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Carr was alerted to the comments on social media and offered up this is a response:

Carr took it a step further, tagging UFC President Dana White, asking to fight Kellerman and/or Stephen A. in the Octagon.

Stephen A. fired back, saying he would love to meet up with discuss his career.

A fight between an NFL quarterback and an ESPN personality is about as likely as, well, a fight between an NFL quarterback and an ESPN personality. But that didn't stop betting site Bovada from releasing odds on the theoretical showdown.

Those odds seem pretty generous to Smith given that Carr is an NFL athlete and 24 years younger. But maybe they know something about Stephen A's combat sports background that we don't.

With the UFC and ESPN being partners now, maybe this fight will come to fruition.

It won't.

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