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During the 1996 Olympics, Mark Henry got the “privilege” to meet Michael Jordan. He describes his first encounter with MJ as “not too great” because of the fact that Jordan didn’t know who he was. He says Jordan’s tone was disrespectful and also thought Henry didn’t fit in with the basketball players.

Mark Henry immediately checked MJ and of course he apologized. I’m sure not even the greatest basketball player ever would want to mess with 418 pound Henry. Henry has professional wrestling, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and strongman on his resume. He says a fist fight between him and MJ “would have made world news” but “would not have been interesting”, hinting that he would have dismantled Jordan.

Him and Jordan later became companions on the other hand. Henry says Jordan “even invited him to his birthday party during the All-Star game!” Imagine if things would have gone sound in this confrontation.