By Mr. Madden
Pro Sports Daily
For those of you who were not aware, former NBA player Darko Milicic has pulled a C.M. Punk and thrown in the towel on his previous career to take up the fighting game.
The 7-foot Serbian, who played for six different NBA teams, was always considered a disappointment during his nine-year career on the court in North America. Darko wasn't the worst player ever to be drafted second overall into the NBA, but being taken ahead of guys like Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade (in probably the best draft class of all time) forever haunted him during his career.
Milicic was considered a bit of a psycho during his basketball days as he proved during his introductory press conference as the newest member of the Boston Celtics back in 2012:
"I'll do whatever it takes, whatever I need to do to help this team. So now, if I have to go kill someone on the court, I'll kill someone on the court."
Now that he's a professional fighter, he gets the opportunity to try to kill people on a regular basis.
Here is video of his first fight from Thursday night against Radovan Radojcic of Serbia:
OK, so the fight was stopped in the second round, but the wound he suffered on his leg that caused the fight to be stopped was inflicted in the first round ... my witty headline still holds up.
Darko may not be in the best shape of his life, but at 7 feet tall and looking near 300 pounds, he will be tough to beat for any opponent in the kickboxing ring.
Sure, he lost. But it was certainly no fault of his own as he busted up his shin on the skull of his much smaller opponent.
Always the quotable wizard, Milicic's comment after the fight was pretty simple:
Looking forward to seeing more action from the Eastern European kickboxing circuit.
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