With the lunacy of their legislation and uncanny ability to make asshats of themselves, Oklahoma politicians always give use plenty of material to write about. But today, one of our very own U.S. Representatives is in the news for his courage. I never thought I would write an article that pointed out the chivalry of our elected officials. Then again, I never thought a grown ass congressman would challenge another grown ass man to an MMA fight.
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin challenged Michael Avenatti, the high-profile lawyer of adult actress Stormy Daniels, to a charity fight Tuesday morning.
The challenge came in response to Avenatti’s suggestion last week that he and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, compete in a mixed martial arts fight.
“It’s ridiculous that @MichaelAvenatti would even challenge @DonaldJTrumpJr to a fight,” Mullin wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “But if he’s looking for a publicity stunt, I‘d be more than happy to meet him on the mat.”
Every family in Oklahoma seems to have that one cousin who has been wearing the same Stone Cold Steve Austin 3:16 wrastlin’ shirt since 1997 and is always wanting to pick a fight at family get-togethers to show everyone that you don’t need a day job to be manly. I have a sneaking suspicion that Markwayne Mullin is that cousin in his family. What is Markwayne wanting to prove, anyway?
Mullin, a Westville Republican and staunch defender of President Donald Trump, is a former mixed martial arts fighter with a 3-0 record in the Xtreme Fighting League. He introduced legislation last year to extend boxing regulations to mixed martial arts.
It’s not clear how serious Avenatti’s challenge to Trump Jr. was or whether the president’s son is interested. Avenatti has rocketed to popularity as an attorney for Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star known as Stormy Daniels, and has billed himself as a thorn in the side of the Trumps.
So it seems like Markwayne is challenging Avenatti to prove his loyalty to Donald Trump. Well then somebody call Harper Impulse Publishing, because what we have here is the makings of a classic romance novel. For here is the story of a man using his brawn to defend the honor of the one he loves! Will Avenatti accept this challenge and destroy the ego of Markwayne Mullin? Will Markwayne successfully defend Trump’s honor? Will Trump finally acknowledge Markwayne’s existence, let alone his unconditional love? Who knows! But according to the lipstick stained diary that probably lives under Markwayne’s mattress, he and Trump live happily ever after.
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