Mar 10, 2014; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin (55) at bat against the Baltimore Orioles at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher Russell Martin Challenges Brewers' Martin Maldonado To Fight

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin may have a career after baseball that could lead him straight to the WWE or the UFC.

In something that you would see on pay-per-view, Martin wants a piece of Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado.

Apr 17, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin (55) returns behind the plate after chasing a passed ball against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After the Pirates and Brewers got into their Easter Sunday brawl, Martin has made it known to Maldonado that he isn’t forgetting about it anytime soon and went as far as to challenge Maldonado to a fight in the offseason.

Martin, and the Pirates took exception to the fact that outfielder Travis Snider was being bear-hugged and held back by Rickie Weeks at the time of Maldonado’s sucker punch.

He told Jenn Menendez and Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

“I’d be fun to see how Maldonado acts if it’s a one-on-one-type situation to see if he’s the same type of guy,” said Martin.

“We can raise some money for charity and we can battle it out, me and him, you know? No teammates around for protection. I’m throwing it out there.”

Martin, whose contract expires at the end of the season seemed very serious about the idea, also saying:

“If he wants to do that, he wants to go and have a fight for charity in the offseason? My contract comes up at the end of the season, so before I sign a contract I can do whatever I want. I’d be completely willing to do that. If he’s up for that I’m down.”

However if you are looking forward to see Martin and Maldonado duke it out in a cage for charity, don’t get your hopes up.

It’s stupid.

Move on and concentrate on winning some games on the field.

Suspensions and fines from the incident have not yet been announced, although they are expected sometime today.

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