Steven Seagal and George Foreman

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George Foreman wants to fight Steven Seagal—and the internet wants it more

Foreman says his opponent will be paid.

 

Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Published Oct 3, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 3:31 pm CDT

Former boxer George Foreman apparently caught Steven Seagal’s appearance on Good Morning Britain last week and decided that the black-belt-holding actor looked ready for a fight. Seagal actually looked more prepared to become the villain of a new action movie, but on Monday, Foreman challenged him via Twitter to a boxing match in Las Vegas.

People debated who would win. Many were in favor of Foreman.

Even Freddie Prinze Jr. weighed in. (He’s team Foreman.) The actor said he believes that Seagal will hide from the challenge.

Foreman responded to Prinze Jr. by saying that Seagal won’t hide because he’ll apparently be paid for this fight.

And several people responded with doctored Seagal/Foreman fight gifs.

https://twitter.com/MrSmoothSafc/status/914968446500245507

https://twitter.com/MrSmoothSafc/status/914965864348360704

So why does Foreman want to fight Seagal? Foreman says that it’s because “he is a true fight and big enough.”

Also, “he really can fight.”

Seagal’s comments about America last week didn’t seem to provoke Foreman. Instead, he simply sees the boxing match as a sport.

Foreman also says that Seagal is “free to use whatever” in the fight.

Still, both men are in their 60s, and Foreman admitted that the match might be tiring for both parties.

Seagal, who hasn’t tweeted since April, was silent about the match. Your move, Seagal.

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*First Published: Oct 3, 2017, 11:47 am CDT