Boxing legend George Foreman has challenged Steven Seagal to a fight
Steven Seagal has wormed his way back into the headlines recently, and for some very bizarre reasons.
The actor, who is is famous for films such as Under Siege and Above The Law, accepted Russian citizenship last year, and his peculiar friendship with Vladimir Putin has been well documented. However, appearing on Good Morning Britain last week, the actor debuted his unique new look, as he weighed in on the debate regarding the recent protests in the NFL.
Clearly not a fan of the peaceful protests, Seagal went on a tirade against the participating players, saying:
“I believe in free speech. I believe that everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and imposing their political view.
“I think it’s outrageous. I think it’s a joke. It’s disgusting. I respect the American flag, and I myself have risked my life countless times for the American flag. I don’t understand or agree with this kind of behavior. I think it’s an outrage.”
Now things have gotten even weirder. George Foreman, the legendary boxer and grill-extraordinaire, has challenged Seagal to a boxing match out of nowhere. Appearing on Twitter last night, Foreman tweeted:
"Steven Seagal, I challenge you One on one, I use boxing you can use whatever. 10 rounds in Vegas"
Foreman wants an open-rules fight and for it to be broadcast on Pay Per View. Logistically, the fight makes absolutely no sense, as it would pit a 68-year-old boxing legend against a 65-year-old "aikido master", so wouldn't exactly be two men in the prime of their careers.
It's safe to say that if the fight was to go ahead, it would easily be the most anticipated combat event since Conor McGregor fought Floyd Mayweather last month, and I genuinely hope it happens.
Foreman laid out his rule set, which is pretty loose, saying that he will use boxing and Seagal can use "whatever", but no weapons would be allowed in the ring.
Foreman's reasons for wanting to have a fight with Seagal aren't yet clear, although it could be something to do with his relationship with Putin and his comments regarding the NFL protests. Seagal is largely considered a fraud in the majority of martial arts circles, with many people disputing his claims regarding his standing as an aikido master.
Foreman hasn't fought professionally in over 20 years, and no doubt will need some training before the big event. Although, given the fact that Seagal is an aikido master, you would have to say that he would end George Foreman before they even step foot in the ring.
It's yet to be seen what Seagal's response will be, but let's all hope that he agrees to the fight, which would surely be one of the most insane events in history.