MMA vet turned Senator Markwayne Mullin challenges labor union president to a fight

On Monday, Senator Markwayne Mullin challenged the president of a labour union to a charity mixed martial arts match.

Senator Markwayne Mullin recently made headlines by issuing a bold challenge to Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien. According to Sherdog, the senator has an MMA background with three matches under his belt. The two have been involved in a feud online against each other for some time now.

During a Senate hearing last Wednesday, Senator Mullin raised the ongoing exchange with O’Brien. This prompted the labor union president to respond online. In a series of tweets, O’Brien didn’t hold back. He referred to Mullin as “JohnWayne,” a “moron,” a “clown,” and a “fraud.”

In a tweet that made fun of Mullin’s height, O’Brien wrote: “Quit the tough guy act in these senate hearings. You know where to find me. Anyplace, Anytime cowboy.”

Unfazed by the insults hurled at him, Senator Mullin wasted no time in accepting O’Brien’s challenge. In a public statement, Mullin addressed the situation.

He then put forth the idea of settling their differences inside the MMA octagon. The event would serve as a fundraiser for a charity of their choice. Giving O’Brien a deadline of three days to accept the challenge, Mullin aims to settle their conflict in a physically demanding and high-stakes match.

He wrote: “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.”

Mullin won a special Senate election last year and was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012. His venture into mixed martial arts dates back to 2006 and 2007 when he competed professionally. Over the course of three match, Mullin showcased his skills by securing victories in the first or second round.

This experience undoubtedly provides him with a level of confidence as he embarks on the potential matchup against O’Brien.