Markwayne Mullin, the Republican Senator for Oklahoma, has called out Sean O’Brien (Teamster Union boss) for a charity-MMA fight.
The challenge comes after months of heated exchanges between Mullin and O’Brien, with the latter calling the senator a “greedy CEO” during a Senate committee hearing.
This was in reference to Mullin accusing O’Brien of exploiting union workers for their own ‘exorbitant’ salaries. In response, O’Brien lashed out at Mullin with some fighting talk.
Greedy CEO who pretends like he’s self made. In reality, just a clown & fraud. Always has been, always will be. Quit the tough guy act in these senate hearings. You know where to find me. Anyplace, Anytime cowboy. #LittleManSyndrome pic.twitter.com/JNvT7IsA6m
— Sean O'Brien (@TeamsterSOB) June 21, 2023
Those words did not sit well with Mullin, who accepted the challenge.
An attention-seeking union Teamster boss is trying to be punchy after our Senate hearing. Okay, I accept your challenge. MMA fight for charity of our choice. Sept 30th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’ll give you 3 days to accept. pic.twitter.com/9WpvuTpDlG
— Markwayne Mullin (@SenMullin) June 26, 2023
This should not come as a surprise when he looks at Mullin’s track record. Before entering politics, Mullin had an undefeated record in local mixed martial arts fights and was honored by the Oklahoma chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016.
Not only that, but Mullin has a history of challenging people to fights. In 2018, he offered to fight Michael Avenatti after the lawyer challenged Donald Trump Jr. to a fight.
Outside of that, there is an appetite for MMA-charity events. Following a recent Twitter exchange between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, the Tesla CEO agreed to a cage fight with the Facebook founder.
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have agreed to fight each other in a cage overnight… pic.twitter.com/Jp6lfrou0b
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) June 22, 2023
The exchange began when Zuckerberg hinted at setting up a new social media platform to rival Twitter, prompting Musk to challenge him to a fight.
Although Musk initially made the comment in jest, he later suggested a cage fight with a location.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2023
The duo shared a clip of them pumping some iron, as Kennedy Jr. stayed in top shape ahead of a potential 2024 presidential run.
RFK is 69 years old
Using age as an excuse to get fat is for the lazy and stupid pic.twitter.com/PD2gOCbSy1
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) June 24, 2023
With that being said, watch this space.