This time of the year in sports, things slow down a bit. When that happens, you have story lines about NFL quarterbacks fighting Stephen A. Smith.
Earlier today, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr called out Smith and First Take partner Max Kellerman on Twitter. He referred to them as "clowns" and told UFC's Dana White that he wants to fight them in the octagon.
Smith responded to Carr, inviting him to join him on the show or for a 1-on-1 conversation. Whether or not Carr takes him up on that offer, it is clear the two men aren't actually going to fight.
Nevertheless, Bovada has released hypothetical odds on a Smith-Carr UFC cage match.
Smith responded to the odds by saying they were "disrespectful" to Carr.
"The man is bigger, stronger and 24-years younger. He should have been given better odds :-) . So I guess heMll be reaching out to
Wow! That’s real disrespectful to @derekcarrqb. The man is bigger, stronger and 24-years younger. He should have been given better odds :-) . So I guess heMll be reaching out to @danawhite to fight somebody else now!:-) https://t.co/rF2lFnIcsR
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) January 24, 2019
" data-mentioned-user-id="21586418" data-scribe="element:mention">@danawhite to fight somebody else now!:-)" Smith tweeted.
Smith is right. The fact that Carr, a 27-year-old NFL quarterback who is presumably in peak physical condition, isn't a bigger favorite is a slap in the face.
But again, these guys aren't actually going to fight.