70-Year-Old Charles Saatchi Claims Secret Cage Fighting Prowess

By Gary Cutlack on at

We already know he's got a pretty good wrestling choke slam, but it would appear that Charles Saatchi is ready for a proper bout of UFC-style rampage. Boasting of a Fight Club-like secret life as an underground warrior, Saatchi claims he enjoys a good cage fight with the loser usually ending up "battered to bits" -- and he wants a fight.

Spectator columnist Taki Theodoracopulos caused the grief by mentioning, in an offhand way, that Saatchi wasn't a great example of a gentleman and suggesting he was a bullying coward.

Saatchi said in response via a letter published this week: "People tell me that in your unreadable column you also like to brag that you are a black belt at karate. Well, me too, old boy. But apparently your 'fights' are genteel affairs, against other soppy geriatrics rolling around the floor in crisp white outfits."

He then boasted about some mysterious underground existence as a rock-hard cage fighter, adding: "Mine take place in cages, 20 feet square, unofficial little events with no gloves, no rules, and the loser being carried out, usually battered to bits. You will understand why I laughed out loud at your schoolyard boast that I should try throttling a real hard case like you."

Lovely man. Must invite him round for a biscuit. [Guardian]

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