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Can Shaquille O'Neal really make it in MMA?

Updated: May 29, 2010, 1:28 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby

UFC president Dana White recently said that Cleveland Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal has been training in mixed-martial arts for years -- and lobbying to fight in the Octagon for nearly as long. Could Shaq make a successful career switch? If the history of other pro athlete-to-pro fighter crossovers is any indication, results are impossible to predict:

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Day job: Havoc-wreaking defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys.

Fighting career: Semi-respectable. ...

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