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Chad Ochocinco vs. Anderson Silva? That would be a sight …

If you're on Twitter, you know that almost no professional athlete has a bigger presence on the social networking forum than Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco (formerly Johnson).

It was only a matter of time before he started tweeting into UFC president Dana White's ear, of course.

Well, that time is now.

It started on Wednesday afternoon.

"Dana this Ocho Cinco, I want to fight your #1 and #2 best fighters asap,exhibition to raise money for a charity of choice!!!!!!" Ochocinco said on his feed.

That was followed with another tweet just 11 minutes later.

"matter of fact I want Anderson Spider Silva---please don't ignore me or you'll have to fight me yourself!!! Sincerely Esteban :)" it read.

Later in the evening, White responded.

"Perfect @OGOchoCinco. I need a Jan 2nd fight. Ocho Cinco vs Anderson Spider Silva. PS - I'm too old to fight anyone," he said first in response.

And then 50 minutes later ...

"If you are really serious @OGOchoCinco, contact me. We'll put a fight together for charity."

White then sent the star wideout another tweet asking for an e-mail address.

I mean, neither of these guys are gonna blow smoke.

Dana, as we all know, tells it like it is. Ochocinco, meanwhile, recently invited his fans to a postgame dinner in suburban Cincy after a Bengals victory, then fronted the bill for all who showed up and posted photos on his feed with his most loyal of fans.

So you've got to think something's going to happen, right? I know that when we think of a charity fight between, say, Anderson and Chad, we're all picturing Rocky vs. Thunderlips in Rocky III.

So how does this work? It's not like a boxer facing a pro wrestler. How does Anderson Silva take part in a charity fight with an NFL player? There's no 'taking it easy' in MMA.

Either way, I'm sure these two will concoct something that people will be intrigued by. But what is it? Is it something that you want to watch? That's what we want — your feedback.

Has Ochocinco overstepped his boundaries? Lets discuss (below, of course).

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