Mullin’s MMA background consists of three fights, all of which were wins. Thereafter, Mullin retired from the sport as he turned his attention to politics. The former won the Oklahoma seat from Senator Jim Inhofe, making quite an impression in the aftermath.
With that being said, Mullin and O’Brien are not on the best of terms ever since the latter criticized his business background by referring to him as a ‘clown, greedy CEO, and a fraud.’ And since then, the relations have been at an all-time low. According to reports, Bernie Sanders (chairman of the Senate) had to tell Mullin to sit down after the Oklahoma Senator challenged O’Brien to a fight. Things appeared to escalate when Mullin stood up and attempted to remove his ring.
Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) challenges Teamsters leader Sean O’Brien to a physical fight, standing up midway through a Senate HELP Committee hearing.
Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) repeatedly attempts to break them up: “You’re a United States senator.” pic.twitter.com/E4U624cDsS
— The Recount (@therecount) November 14, 2023
“This is a hearing, and God knows the American people have enough contempt for Congress, let’s not make it worse,” Sanders
While that may have been the case, the pair never came to blows. Instead, both men directed verbal shots at each other as Sanders attempted to diffuse the situation by banging his gavel repeatedly. Mullin responded by stating that the pair should fight each other for a charity event. O’Brien declined the offer, suggesting that they work out their differences cordially, but not before he had directed his own insults at the Senator.
“You challenged me to a cage match, acting like a twelve year old schoolyard bully,” O’Brien
Bernie broke it up 💀
— Rahul Sood 🏴☠️ (@rahulsood) November 14, 2023
How do they manage to get selected?
— Syed Irfan Ahmad (@Iam_SyedIrfan) November 14, 2023
— Grant Hinkle (@GrantHinkle) November 14, 2023