Underdog Challenges Vitter To Mixed Martial Arts Steel Cage Match

September 8, 2010 2:21 p.m.

Mike Spears, a real dark horse independent candidate for Louisiana Senate has come up with a great stunt for getting votbloggers’ attention: Challenge David Vitter to a Ultimate Fighting Championship-style steel cage free for all.

The Daily Advertiser reports:

Spears issued the challenge at a press conference to announce USA-MMAS “Return of the Champions” on Oct. 16 at the Cajundome.

Citing the 2007 scandal in which Vitter was linked to a Washington D.C. prostitution ring, Spears billed the bout as a modern day duel.

“Sen. Vitter’s behavior – his admission to breaking the law in 2007 – has insulted the honor of Louisiana and the Louisiana Senate seat,” Spears said.

“I’m in this race, and this fight, to restore the honor of Louisiana and of the nation as well.”

Spears has aligned himself with the Tea Party. “Its time to re-ignite the fight for liberty. It’s time to take the tea party to the halls of Congress,” he said when he announced his candidacy. “It’s time to take back our country.”

He’s vowed to fight a three-round match against a different competitor if Vitter doesn’t show. For his part, the conflict-averse Vitter has yet to respond to a separate challenge to hold a series of town hall style debates with his main rival, Democrat Charlie Melancon, and potentially other, lower-profile challengers.

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