Two Brazilian politicians decided to resolve their differences in a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight, which had
Two Brazilian politicians decided to resolve their differences in a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight, which had an audience and was broadcast live for free on social networks.
The singular example, which recalls how the political problems of yesteryear were resolved, began with an exchange of statements and ended with blows with a referee in a school.
The problem was spawned in September of this year, when Simão Peixoto, the 39-year-old mayor of the Borba municipality in the state of Amazonas, located 190 kilometers south of Manaus, received strong criticism from a former councilor who complained about the poor condition of a public water park.
Erineu da Silva, 45, called the official a “scoundrel” and a “scoundrel” and what followed was the increase in the tone of the words and came to a point when the mayor challenged the former councilor to fight. The general criticism of the inhabitants of the municipality for using violence forced Peixoto to propose a fight with rules, a referee inside an MMA cage and with an audience in a school.
Both politicians have been preparing since then and the fight was this weekend, with full stands and hundreds of followers through networks. After three rounds of pure violence, Peixoto was declared the winner by the judges, although several impartial assistants pointed out that Da Silva had had a better performance, especially for having hit the mayor several kicks to the face.