NBA star Dwight Howard is a huge UFC fan -- so when we got him leaving UFC 202, we had to ask ... who would win if you stepped into the Octagon with LeBron James??
Howard ain't no bitch -- and says he'd put his money on himself.
Look, he was just joking around ... but let's check out the tale of the tape:
Dwight -- 30 years old, 6'11", 265 lbs with a wingspan of 7'4".
LeBron -- 31 years old, 6'8", 250 lbs with a wingspan of 7'0".
So, who YOU got???
Check out the clip ... Howard also says he's a big WWE fan and would be down to follow Dennis Rodman's lead and do a little wrastlin' himself at some point.
"I'll get out there and scream and yell and suplex sombody! RKO outta nowhere!"
Heads up, McMahon family.