Screw debates … how’s this for politicians settling a disagreement?!
39-year-old Simao Peixoto, mayor of Borba, Brazil … participated in a 3-round slugfest with political rival, 45-year-old Erineu Alvas Da Silva, a former councilor in the area.
Da Silva had been critical of the mayor online, calling him a “scoundrel” (fightin’ words!), so the politician accepted the fight … which went down under MMA rules.
So, punches, kicks, elbows, takedowns … all legal.
Peixoto ended up winning the fight — which was streamed by his staff — by decision, according to the Daily Mail … despite eating a flurry of heavy leg kicks which clearly hurt the mayor in the first round.
Before the fight, the mayor said this while agreeing to lace up the gloves.
“I’m not a street fighter … I’m the mayor of the municipality of Borba.”
Peixoto continued … “But if he really wants to fight … we’re ready to fight … I’ve always been a winner.”
It’s certainly a more entertaining way to settle a dispute.
Up next … Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden?!