Comedian Chris Gethard (imagine having that surname in high school) appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to issue a challenge to injured UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre to fight him on his New York cable access television show.
“Let’s think of it this way, I’m just a regular dude. When I walked out here all these people were like, ‘Who? Who is that?’ Imagine if a guy just like me manages to beat the champ,” Gethard told Fallon. “It will be just like ‘Rocky.’ Gethard is the new Rocky, man. Like Micky Ward.”
All he has to do is say he thinks St-Pierre is a chicken and is ducking him and he’s have the fight. Ask Nick Diaz.
(Video courtesy of NBC)
This isn’t the first time Gethard, (pronounced “geth-erd”) has publicly called out a celebrity. In 2010 he campaigned via Twitter to persuade Shawn “P-Diddy” Combs to appear on his show. 13 months later Combs agreed and guested on the show last January. While it’s unlikely that GSP will accept Gethard’s challenge unless he wants a homicide on his record, there’s a good chance that “Rush” will make a stop in New York to be on the show if the campaign takes off.
If you want to see the “fight” happen, you can send a Tweet to GSP’s official Twitter account with the homoertotic hashtag #GSPGethard. Be prepared to be ridiculed by your friends, though.
Alternatively, you could use #GethardDeathwish.
Check out a sample of Gethard’s brand of comedy below.
Check out part one of the interview HERE.