On Monday, the 68-year-old boxing legend used Twitter to challenge the 65-year-old action-movie star to a 10-round fight in Las Vegas.
Steven Seagal, I challenge you One on one, I use boxing you can use whatever. 10 rounds in Vegas pic.twitter.com/tTy7Qo4zHF— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 2, 2017
No weapons Hand to hand only https://t.co/Tbd5iPWnAM— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 2, 2017
“One on one, I use boxing you can use whatever,” Foreman tweeted.
He later clarified it would be “hand to hand” combat only, with “no weapons” allowed, and suggested the battle could be broadcast on pay per view.
It’s not currently clear what prompted Foreman to lay down the gauntlet to the “Under Siege” star. It may have something to do with Seagal’s recent comments on National Football League players who protest by taking a knee during the national anthem, however.
Seagal, a Michigan-born actor who became a Russian citizen in 2016, last week called the pregame protests “outrageous,” “a joke” and “disgusting.”
Seagal has yet to comment on the proposal, but Foreman’s offer has certainly captured the imagination of people on Twitter:
Me: when the fight ends and Steven is destroyed pic.twitter.com/gCKKEuu7O2— Nicole Nich-Wallace (@nicnichwall) October 2, 2017
BUT GEORGE WHAT IF HE TRIES TO USE THIS UNSTOPPABLE COMBO MOVE ON YOU???? pic.twitter.com/GJYZlncRQr— Russell Hainline (@RussellHFilm) October 3, 2017
Steven Seagal, I challenge you One on one, I use the George Foreman Grill you can use whatever. 10 rounds in Vegas pic.twitter.com/T9G9H4x2lh— samuel j smith (@smith_salmon) October 3, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.