Big George Foreman threw down the gauntlet, challenging ’90s action star Steven Seagal to a 10-round, no-holds-barred fight in Las Vegas. Foreman will have his work cut out against Seagal, who holds a 7th-degree black belt in Aikido and played a Navy SEAL in 1992’s Under Siege.
Steven Seagal, I challenge you One on one, I use boxing you can use whatever. 10 rounds in Vegas pic.twitter.com/tTy7Qo4zHF
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 2, 2017
George Foreman and Steven Seagal are two of the more interesting people you know.
George Foreman is a three-time heavyweight world champ turned grill magnate who has five sons — all named George.
“I named all my sons George Edward Foreman so they would always have something in common. I say to them, ‘If one of us goes up, then we all go up together, and if one goes down, we all go down together!'”
Steven Seagal is an Aikido master — a 7th degree black belt and the first foreigner to ever operate a dojo in Japan — turned ’90s action star who’s currently best-known for his close personal friendship with Vladmir Putin.
Foreman and Seagal are 68 and 65, respectively, but this is a fight that would be worth watching. Best believe that Foreman still has some power in those big locomotive arms, and who knows what kind of drugs they’ve been pumping into Seagal since he was personally granted Russian citizenship by Vladmir Putin back in 2014.
Big George is doin’ OK for himself. He’s a household name Olympic gold medalist who made $200 million selling grills. Seagal’s pockets aren’t hurting either, plus he’s road dogs with Putin, whose net worth is ballparked at $200 billion.
But this fight isn’t about money. It’s about novelty. Mayweather vs. McGregor was a circus, and a money-grab, but a good one because it gave the people what they wanted.
A Foreman vs. Seagal fight would Mayweather vs. McGregor on steroids. Not just because they’ve been juicin’ ol’ Steve up out East, but because they’re both legit heavyweights. Foreman’s 6’3 and change and Seagal’s a legit 6’4.
In a world where Donald Trump is president and the kid who made an app to take dick pics is worth $3.3 billion, this fight can absolutely happen.