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"Mano a Mano in El Baño": Fabio and Isaiah Mustafa battle for the Old Spice crown

(CBS) - As many of you know, yesterday morning Fabio challenged the Old Spice Guy, Isaiah Mustafa, to an Internet duel to determine the ultimate Old Spice Guy (video above). Fabio's long flowing locks, trademark "Fabioooo" whisper and "heavily accented vernacular" present a formidable challenge to the smooth talking, chest bearing Mustafa. Let the epic "Internet duels" (Fabio's words) begin!

Mustafa responded to Fabio's challenge, after single handedly resolving the NFL lockout, and accepted Fabio's challenge to an Internet duel, deeming Fabio as threatening "as being coughed on by a gnat." He scheduled the duel for 12pm today in the Internet Stadium, and punctuated his title quest by putting on a rather impressive night-vision top hat.

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Thus the Old Spice Internet duel was born. The aptly titled "Mano a Mano in El Baño."


Being that the Old Spice Guy (Isaiah Mustafa) is defending his crown, he set the rules of engagement for their quest to become the Ultimate Old Spice Guy.


Fabio accepted the rules laid out for the Challenge while calling the old Old Spice Guy "gross" and promising victory to all of this fans and supporters. His accent and difficulty with spoken English makes his response a little awkward in my opinion paling in comparison to Mustafa, but I guess that is what makes it a challenge!


Noon came, and "Mano a Mano in El Baño" began! The first challenge came in the form of a Twitter request, begging the Old Spice Guys for help in writing the perfect love letter. Mustafa attacked down the more traditional path providing a Mad Libs type template to a love letter he wrote to the mermaid he once took to his prom.


Fabio took a different route in the love letter game, choosing to ditch the letter idea entirely and write a love song featuring a stellar keytar display (below). With passionate lyrics such as "Come dance with me. Do you like to dance?" He puts on a noteworthy performance opening their duel off with a bang!


After the stellar first round, the challenges continued to flow in as Mustafa and Fabio battle it out for Internet domination. The entire duel can be found on the Old Spice YouTube page.

So who do you have? Old Old Spice Guy or New Old Spice Guy? The bare chest or the flowing locks? More importantly, does this at all encourage you to purchase Old Spice products? Because I'm sure both Old Spice bros would be happy to hear that. CBS News, on the other hand, has no dog in this fight.

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