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They’re the two biggest baddies in The Walking Dead universe: Negan and the Governor. David Morrissey brought the Governor to the screen back in season 3 and wreaked all sorts of havoc before he was ultimately dispatched in season 4. And now Negan has burst onto the scene with his barbed wire-covered baseball bat named Lucille.

The two never overlapped in either the comic book or the TV show, but what if they had? Who would come out on top in a Negan vs. the Governor battle? We asked Negan himself, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and the current EW cover star says the contest would be no contest whatsoever.

“It’s not even close,” says Morgan, flashing that devilish grin. “I mean, I love David Morrissey, but he wouldn’t stand a chance. Wouldn’t stand a chance. I’d put Negan up against anybody. He’s super smart and there’s no filter, no fear. The Governor was a little bit wack. Negan’s got it together. It wouldn’t even be close. And I’m sorry, ‘cause I really love David. He’s awesome. I worked with him for a year and there’s just not a better guy. But Negan versus the Governor wouldn’t be close.”

So there you have it. Do you agree? Watch Morgan present his case in the video above and then weigh in via the comments section below.

The Walking Dead returns on AMC on Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ET.

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