On Putting Our Leaders in a Cage
BLACK BELT: In a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, he and guest Bill Burr joked about what the world would be like if war was outlawed and presidents and prime ministers faced each other in an MMA cage to settle disputes. Their consensus
Daniel Duerksen: If rulers had to face each other MMA style, the political landscape would change drastically. Rulers would have to prove themselves before being elected. Or in countries that don’t hold elections, rulers would have to fight their way into power. Putin might be an accomplished martial artist, but how long before a big SOB fighter takes him out? Georges St-Pierre would be prime minister of Canada. And there’d be a revolving door of presidents fighting in the U.S. It would at least be very entertaining. Jacob Bjørnø Klünder: When the current Danish crown prince becomes king, he is technically the head of state for Denmark. The guy is a Danish special forces operative who’s done a tour with the Sirius Patrol, so he’s probably gonna be a contender. Tim Hyatt: The king of Jordan was a special forces operative, trained in the U.S. with the Rangers, Delta Force, etc. He was head of Jordanian Spec Ops before he was unexpectedly given the crown — and, by all accounts, is a pretty decent guy with a tendency to walk incognito through the cities of Jordan and help random people.
Mark Krawec: [ Justin] Trudeau is 20 years younger [than Putin], has his own black belt in judo and has more boxing experience. Of course, I don’t know how punch proven he is. Ivo Ivanov: Boyko Borisov, the prime minister of Bulgaria, is a former security guard and karate instructor.
Justin Delaney: I think the only modern U.S. president who could actually handle himself in a fight would be Teddy Roosevelt.