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LeBron, 37, has enjoyed a prolific playing career in the NBA and won four NBA championships to date, along with four MVP awards and two Olympic gold medals.
The Los Angeles Lakers star, who is often considered one of the all-time greats alongside Michael Jordan, comes in at a towering 6ft 9in and weighs around 250lbs.
And James’ sheer size, peak conditioning and body physique were enough to wow Rogan, who believes fighters are “lucky” that King James didn’t compete in MMA.
During a 2017 clip from The Joe Rogan Experience, the UFC colour commentator said: “Well, see a guy like that [LeBron], if he was fighting, everybody would be f****d.
“They’re lucky, they are goddamn lucky there’s that much in basketball and LeBron James got into that.
“And people would go, ‘Well, you know what, man? Some things that make a great basketball player wouldn’t necessarily make you a great fighter.’
“Listen to me: save it. That guy’s gonna beat your f*****g a**e. He’s a winner, there’s just a certain level of winners and he’d do whatever the f**k he wants.”
UFC president Dana White echoed previous sentiments about LeBron fighting in MMA and believes the Space Jam: A New Legacy star would have been a “beast.”
Speaking at a UFC expo in 2014, he said: “[…] Imagine if a guy like LeBron James trained in mixed martial arts when he was a kid, you know, what that type of guy like that could do.
“I think LeBron would be a beast. Yeah, a guy like him. Look at Jon Jones, if you look at his family, he probably should have played football or something, but he fought and look at the talent.”