Beloved New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accosted a man named Brad Joseph at the Cubs-Brewers game Sunday, and now Joseph wants to fight him in an organized match.
Here’s a snippet of the incident at Miller Park, but let’s be careful how much we derive from it – it’s only a few seconds long and therefore, missing context. The video was tweeted by Ben Hutchison, a reporter with WISN 12 NEWS in Milwaukee and a relative of Joseph’s.
— Ben Hutchison (@BennyHutch) July 30, 2017
Joseph, a Cubs fan based on his ballpark attire, explained to WISN that he drew Christie’s ire by calling him a hypocrite.
Christie then got in Joseph’s face and asked him if he wanted to “do something” or “start something.”
“(He) was yelling at me,” he said. “First he told me, ‘Why don’t you have another beer?’ which I thought was a decent come back, and I thought that was kind of funny. Then he started calling me a tough guy.”
In a lengthy Facebook post, Joseph goes on to explain that he’s not a liberal or a Democrat, in fact just an anti-Christie Republican. He also claims Christie’s security detail threatened to throw him and his friends in jail.
Joseph also takes exception to those who say he backed out of the confrontation he actually started.
“To anyone who wants to claim I backed down, all I’d say is that I’m not going to punch a sitting governor when I know there are federal agents assigned to protect him standing behind me no matter how much he provokes me. If Chris Christie wants to fight fair, Tuff ‘n’ Uff, the premier amateur mixed martial arts group, has already agreed to put on an event sanctioned by the Nevada Athletic Commission. I’ll agree to compete under any standard rules you want, whether its MMA, boxing, freestyle, folkstyle, or greco-roman wrestling. Just let me know if you still want to make this physical. You won’t even have to cut any weight. I doubt you’ll agree to it, but McGregor-Mayweather surprised us all.”
Now, there’s a challenge!
Is Dana White listening? If so, may we suggest putting Christie vs. Joseph on the Jones vs. Lesnar undercard.