Ibtihaj Muhammad Destroys Stephen Colbert In A Fencing Duel

That's why she is competing at Rio 2016 ... and he isn't.

Stephen Colbert isn’t competing at Rio 2016, and that’s probably a good thing.

The Late Show” host challenged Team USA fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad to a duel in footage aired Friday.

“That thing is gonna flash like a strobe when I come at you,” the comedian trash-talked at Muhammad before the battle between the two commenced.

“Be careful, be careful,” he added.

But it didn’t end well for Colbert who, despite his lighthearted bravado beforehand, ended up losing 5-0.

Muhammad will become the first U.S. athlete to compete in an Olympics in a hijab when she duels at Rio 2016. She revealed to Colbert what wearing the garment meant to her and how it led to her starting fencing in the first place.

Check it out in the clip above.

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