Brazilian Politicians Settle Differences By Having Three-Round Fight
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Two politicians in Brazil jumped in the ring with one another to settle a score, rather than resolve it in the more expected - and polite - way. Watch them going at it below:
While most political differences are argued and debated in parliament, the mayor of Borba, Simão Peixoto, and former councilman, Erineu Alves Da Silva, went toe-to-toe instead.
Da Silva, who is also known as Mirico, called out Peixoto a couple of months ago, stating that he wasn't a fan of his leadership.
According to local reports, Mirico wasn't best pleased with the mayor's handing of Balneário do Lima, which is a park in the city.
And in a video posted online, the irate ex-council worker demanded that the pair go up against one another.
Peixoto duly accepted the challenge.
Taking to his Facebook page, he wrote: "I'm not a street fighter… I'm the mayor of the municipality of Borba.
"But if he really wants to fight… we're ready to fight… I've always been a winner."
He even shared a short clip of him in training for the fight.
And yesterday (12 December), the pair finally got into the ring together.
In footage of the bout, the two men can be seen throwing some wild punches and kicks, with a couple landing and clearly hurting the one another.
After a brutal three-round fight, Peixoto was declared the winner, despite Mirico seeming to have the best of it, rocking the mayor with a few shots.
According to reports, the crowd felt that the wrong man was victorious, with some even heard shouting 'stitch up' at the end.
"The mayor took such a beating his jaw dropped," one regional news site reported.
After the fight, Peixoto said he had actually accepted the 'challenge' in order to encourage more people to take up the sport.
But that's not the only bizarre story to come out of the world of MMA over the weekend.
In the real world of the UFC, Julianna Pena Amanda Nunes to end the Brazilian’s 12-fight win streak to seize the bantamweight title.
Her victory came as a huge shock to the MMA community – as was evident by the reaction of her teammate Michael Chiesa, who leapt out of his seat upon hearing she had won, and climbed over the barrier towards the Octagon.
He stumbled slightly as he clambered down onto a chair, before excitedly running off in Pena’s direction.
It is believed he was a bit too intoxicated, with UFC President Dana White saying he was escorted out by police.