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Darko Milicic gives up basketball for kickboxing

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This will go swimmingly.

UPDATE: @YourManDevine of Ball Don't Lie and Yahoo.com has footage of Darko training, spinning back fist and all.

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Darko Milicic is exchanging his basketball sneakers for no footwear at all. Yes, he's becoming a kickboxer.

NBASerbia.com headlined a story "Darko Milicic put an end: Goodbye NBA career, good afternoon kick-boxing!" with the announcement his first professional fight will be made public on Wednesday. Here are the three reasons we believe in Darko, professional fighter.

1. Outstanding hand-eye coordination

Photo via Christian Petersen - Getty Images

2. Grace under pressure

Photo via Harry How - Getty Images

3. An inherent respect for officials (NSFW)

He's coming...

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h/t Extra Mustard