Drooping Face After Slap Fighting Victory - Doctor Explains
- เผยแพร่เมื่อ 16 ม.ค. 2023
- Slap Fighting is still the most ridiculous 'sport' trying to go mainstream but it does give us some interesting anatomy videos to review
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This "sport" is a great example of what a terrible idea looks like
don't call it a sport
@Motaz he didn’t
@Motaz he clearly put it in quotations lol, meaning he doesn't think it's a sport but that's what other people call it
Very entertaining tho one of the most legendary slap match ever surely would go down in in slap history
Combat sports: "Protect yourself at all times or we will literally stop the contest and declare you the loser."
Slap and forth: "Stay still and let this other person wind up to hit you as hard as they can"
Same Athletic Commissions allowing both of these, I can't help but wonder what steps were taken behind the scenes to get the ACs to contradict themselves on athlete safety to this degree. I hope there are investigations.
What steps are taken? It's called Dana White bribing the commissions like he always does. That's the quiet part out loud for you.
Wow, that hit hard
@ThatguyfromAK dumb take. You’re assuming
@Labcabinsandiego then what else the reason that not dumb to you besides that?
It’s not really slapping either. It’s an open palm haymaker right to the face. Thrown by big men with full rotation and speed. And you’re not allowed *per the rules* to defend yourself by blocking, dodging, deflecting etc. This isn’t going to end well. It literally is the dumbest thing I have seen in sports ever.
Yes. Literally no different than hooks or any difference between their forces is minute enough to be negligible. The audacity to call these slaps and undermining the intelligence of the viewers of mma/ufc
Yup exactly. From what I've read, a trained fighter throwing an open palm strike can hit with around 80% of the force of a punch.
So they're taking massive hits to the head with zero protection, just a terrible idea.
Even in the ridiculous video where Dana White is explaining the rules, he says how "you can't lead with the palm of your hand" and then the only 2 examples shown are literally slaps where they're leading with the palm of their hand.
As per the "Entertainment industry" it doesn't matter if the it may harm the players as long as it "Entertains" people and it generates tons of money 💰
Yeah this is dumb 😆
Bro is sitting there at 1 HP
Hits only boost his rage bar
@nobody's favourite dude had his berserker skill on. You seriously got to watch the epic battle of titans this match was
😂😂 I watched the entire video. He won after being slapped at least 30 times. He fought more than once that night. According to the comments, the guy is extremely humble, and he comes from a small village in Romania. It turns out everyone depends on him.
He desperately needs to find a Power Up
Anybody that has talked back to their mom can relate to this guy.
Stop promoting child abuse
@Tina Minowski Jokes? Ever heard of them?
So women hitting children who talk back is ok, men hitting their wives who hit them first isn't..how is that right?
“Life is hard, it’s harder when you’re stupid.”
My grandma references and laughs at that quote all the time😅🤜🤛
john wayne the cowboy ? The Cowboy actor?
you can't fix stupid, but if you let it go long enough it'll self-correct
I can fix stupid, but it's going to hurt. 🤣🤣
@Redguard 252 by slaping?
@Canessa1298yes slap treatment
It was very generous of him to donate his face to science.
Hahah! You mean ; HALF his Face
A disgraceful, pathetic 'sport' and a very necessary video. Thank you for doing this, Dr.
I've suffered from facial nerve pain before and it's absolutely awful - why would you risk that sort of pain or even permanent nerve damage just to win a slap fight?!
One word. MONEY 💵
@Decaying Corpse he won 5k is 5k worth the risk?
@Mihnea yup it’s the championship
@Mihnea It's not just 5k though, they get publicity and probably lots of sponsors from winning. I still wouldn't do what he did though, shit looked horrible
I've always thought the slap fighting is a little silly. At least in boxing/MMA you have the opportunity to protect yourself.
Just makes no sense how this can be a sport. Its beyond stupid.
that pretty much what this dude pointed out
and they wanna make this sport Legit😶🌫
martial arts is a beautiful thing. Idk wtf this shit is 😂
@#GuitarCovers honestly i was up for it till this dude pointed out how stupid it was that they were pretty much taking unprotected shots to the face lol
@SnakeKingBlues Well exactly. Imagine in the UFC before Francis left if he was allowed to throw his hardest 1 punch at someone leaving their face and head completely still and unprotected. At least in Boxing/MMA the fighters get a chance to protect themselves and are wearing gloves that distribute the damage rather than just getting smashed repeatedly in the same spots undefended with a bare hand lol
It takes a lot of courage, bravery, and raw skill to be at the breaking edge of an upcoming sport. A lot of people won't understand the complex training and research that goes into becoming a refined slap artist. That is what I refer to these brave legends, they are artists unlike anyone has seen from our time and anyone will see for futures to come. Embrace, sit back, and enjoy the show.
Ye some people don't understand what it means to be a fighter to put one's life on the line for a dream at being the best and fighting the best with skill, perseverance and cunning. Also leaving behind a legacy of all his achievement.
Courage, bravery and .......... stupidity
I can’t really enjoy the show knowing what I know now
@Outdoor Scholar What do you know now? did something happen?
If that's what the winner looks like... Holy shit.
the loser also had swelling but not as bad. but he surrendered b/c he couldn't take the pain. the winner seemed like he would rather die than lose
@jellebag was some epic shit I must say
@jellebag ya how most athletes should be
@jellebag A lot of people speculate that he conceded because he didn't want to kill the guy that was swelling up like a watermelon
@PyroSupreme sure looked that way.
Great video as always Dr. Sutterer! While your information and insight about the facial nerve is absolutely correct, I don't think this is the case here. There is always a possibility of facial nerve trauma caused from hits to the face like this, but after watching the video it's unlikely that this is the reason why his face is droopy. In the post fight interview, the fighter appears to be still blinking on his left side (something he would not be able to do with facial nerve damage). It's also hard to tell if the left side lip muscles are actually working or if it's just his right side mouth pulling them up when he talks so damage to the buccal or mandibular division of the facial nerve is a possibility, but in my professional opinion (dentist here), I believe it's just a MASSIVE hematoma.
if you look at him now, he is swelling a lot less, but still droopy. I guess he did get some nerve damage:
I was wondering the same. If he just had a giant hematoma that was weighing down his face
I have facial nerve damage and can blink and fully close my eye
We need to get Dr. Stutterer to at least a million subs. It’s ridiculous he isn’t there yet. He describes in layman terms everything we want to know about sports injuries that go viral that no one else does. If you are watching this without subscribing, WHAT ARE YOU DOING
Not really smart people are never appreciated
@kyle patillo Absolutely facts
Why do people call him dr. Stutterer. Has he overcome a stutter? That's good
You just convinced me to not subscribe
@Michael Richardson same I didn't sub bc of that comment too
He Slapped half the DNA out of his face 😳
He got the Beard slapped off
He turned into the elephant 🐘 man lol
Thank you, Brian. You truly are an inspiration. We love you
It's crazy because they aren't even paid that well and probably aren't even provided with proper medical insurance. It doesn't even seem to be separated by weight classes; I've seen videos of smaller guys getting absolutely wrecked by huge guys. The sport is here to stay, I'm afraid.
Loser gets a bottle of vodka and the winner gets two bottles.
Not even ufc champions get paid well or get health care. These guys are lucky to get 20$ and a pack of smokes
What wym it’s here to stay?😭. How would you even know that? It’s extremely controversial and this is the first time I’m aware of that it’s drawn this much widespread push back on itself as a concept. This could very well not exist within a year. (At this level)
@Dime10 1 Because honestly this guy’s face has gone very viral and it might at the bare minimum attract more eyeballs to the sport (good or bad … publicity is publicity). Plus Dana White has not created his own slap fighting league for nothing. He must see potential that it’ll be around for a long time.
@DAR Dana White just shut his down due to his own controversy about slapping. This is not here to stay. Quick money grab
I'm not a doctor, and I would have told people the exact same thing. How anyone could invest, let alone participate in this, is beyond me. Stupidity is truly one of the wonders of this world.
thank you for raising awareness about this .
Great and informative video as always. Thank you Doc! You’re the real mvp!
I love the opening line, “one of the most ridiculous sports I’ve ever seen” lmao
Bro was fighting not just to win, but for his whole village, and to end his family's poverty and sufferings. He knew he had only one option, to win. The other guy got tears in his eyes cuz he knew if he didn't stop, then he would probably damage this guy's brain. And so as a matter of honor, he backed out cuz that person didn't even got half the damage as this man got...
Truly the end of civilization
@ken sommers Over a stupid combat "sport"? Bro, senseless combat/violence for spectacle has been around forever. We have more important things to worry about.
This is the definition of “the juice is not worth the squeeze”.
If you've stopped anyone considering entering this spectacle, Dr. Brian, then we'll done, sir! Love your videos! What's next, the eye poke league?!
probably the nutcracker cup championship first
I'm waiting for the Lip-Ripping Grand Prix!
Captain insano shows no mercy!
I like the game where you wrap a string around your ear and try to pull the other person with it 😂
Sup Doc! I was hoping you could do a video explaining why Hector Garcia couldn't see after Gervonta Davis hit him. Keep up the good work and thank you!
His eye got hit multiple times
Please do this
I agree with you 💯 I am not a doctor but I have seen many times when a slap fighter has gotten hit hard on the carded artery and have been knocked out from it. You would think if this kept happening over a few times it could cause a lot of damage or maybe even a stroke. I just can't understand why people do such stupid things
Unless he were to come out and say "I don't really care about the people competing in Power Slap as much as I care about UFC fighters," which would be a disturbing message of its own...after following through with Power Slap I just don't get how Dana White could ever try to claim that he takes the topic of brain trauma seriously. Clearly he's okay with people taking repeated and defenseless strikes to the head if there's enough money involved.
Don’t he got enough money to do something else
Thanks for the content!
That's a absolut ridiculous "modern gladiator torture show", such a violent thing, really sad!
These nerve branches are what got massively inflamed when I had Shingles a few years ago on the left side of my face.
Crazy swelling, drooping, ungodly pain. I had lingering pain for months and have scarring from all the blisters. Luckily I didn't lose my hearing or eyesight.
Shingles is the worst pain. Sharp and painful. Pain reliever only lasts for 2 to 3 hours. And yeah, scarring sucks and it will take years to be gone. Good for you the nerves in your eyes didnt got affected.
@Chronicle they had go check them they were worried it might have spread. Luckily they didn't, but it was my entire left side, my ear/canal, up beyond my hairline.
Never let someone put a hold on you. Never let someone slap you at full force without any measure of defense. It's a 100% offense sport, which in itself is stupid. Like letting two basketball players cross each other up and seeing which one bows out from embarassment first.
They’re trying to slap the stupid right out of each other. I can’t believe how different he looked before the “fight”.
I’ve gotten the piss slapped out of me before and it’s humiliating but this?? this is soul crushing
Kinda wished you went a little bit more in-depth about how slapping is, especially in this situation is a lot more damaging than people thin
This made me respect my parents more back in the day
as a photo editor its my first time to see how to liquify a face in real life
After seeing the video, I was hoping you’d give us a rundown of what happened! TH-cam’s best doctor
@Jon Trudell I know he did..but before he made this video I was hoping he would make it. How’s that hard to understand? Lol
@Keeping it real Better NOT make sense the 1st time BOY!!!! 😆 twu
"Yeah I stand there and let a guy clobber me in the face with a huge haymaker slap, I'm an athlete. It's a sport."
This isn't a sport. This is a competition. It is a stupidity competition and maybe even a toughness competition, but it isn't a sport. No ability needed just some ridiculous tolerance.
@Semi he's joking, I think
@Daniel Eromonsele -- I was up too late when I wrote this originally. I can see it was a joke now.
@Semi It is functionally a sport. It's an organised athletic activity between two people with standardised rules - it's a stupid activity but like.... those things aren't mutually exclusive.
@blue80 -- I think you misunderstand where I'm coming from with my statement.
I am fundamentally challenging the athletic requirement to call it a sport.
Is bowling a sport or is it a competition?
Is chess a sport or a competition?
Is NASCAR a sport or a competition?
Is Golf a sport or a competition?
I believe NASCAR and Golf are sports.
I believe chess and bowling are competitions.
I believe slapping is a competition. The only requirement is to have hands that can move horizontally through the air which is a lower requirement than what bowling takes.
Yes, there is a greater requirement to win, but the requirement to participate is very minimal.
Toughness and willingness are a greater requirement than any athletic ability.
I once got in the slapping contest with my best friend completely hammered a few weeks after graduating 😂 😂😂 it was a terrible idea
I'm not just worried about the guy's face, it's the fact that he's definitely gonna get stroke on very high scale of probability. Seeing my late dad gets Hemorrhagic stroke in 2017 brings me back the memories of how he used to be athetic and active before that tragic event. The guy should've just tapped out judging by his reaction to brain concussion
And the worst part is he only won like 5000€ which is like 5500$?
@Shubce E correct, totally useless price
Last time my face was swollen like that it was due to a cavity in my tooth that got infected and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. I couldn’t chew food, drink, or even speak without pain.
I had my 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed my jaw was more swollen and both cheeks but not my temples!! Ouch!
I can’t imagine the rage this guy felt, I cry with anger when a foot ball hits me in the face.
He also refused to go to the hospital after the whole event. He just thinks hes fine...and the prize was just 5000euros. I mean come on
Didn’t have enough money to get medical help….. that’s why he probably declined heavily
If it's anything to do with dc that competitor probably owes him
Had 21 stitches in my face. Doc warned me the laceration may impact my smile for life 😳. Fortunately healed fine 👌minus the scar still visible 17 years later 😆
I'm going to watch this sport even more now. Thank you.
Can't believe they would let him continue... it's sick
NFL: "we're doing everything we can to prevent major head trauma"
UFC: "if you don't defend yourself, we'll stop the fight"
Slap fighting: "you cannot defend youself and must take major head trauma"
How is this a thing and how has it not been shut down yet?
I thought Dr Sutterer would have a million subs easy by now. Love the channel
Rip half of his face. 😢😢😢
Id really like to see your take on the less aggressive forms of this, dana whites version ignores alot of rules such as stepping and clubbing which are there to avoid some injury
My main issue is, like you said, most of the time it's not even a slap, it's more of a palm strike. I must say tho, I have no problem with the booty slap contests!
What's wildest of all the wild things here is why didn't a doctor stop that fight before the extent of that facial damage?
Being a slap fighter myself I can connect
Dude slapped the bell's palsy out of that guy🤣🤣🤣
Just saw the full fight. Man this guy got some mental fortitude for the lack of fear of death. The thing is this clip is highly edited and when you watch the full fight you may have a different medical analysis
I discovered a lump in my left mandible about 20 years ago that turned out to be a golf ball sized tumour, an ameloblastoma, and I had several operations to have it removed. They dislocated my jaw and went in through the floor of my mouth, and when I woke up following the surgery, my face was black and blue, plus the pain was almost a religious experience. I looked nowhere near as bad as the guy in the slap video. I was somewhat swollen, absolutely, but nothing like that guy. The drooping mouth is a cause for concern
This is terrifying lmao
today we look back at things we did a hundred years ago that were just so unnecessary and dangerous but a hundred years from now we will probably be looking back at slap fighting in a very similar way
No wonder he kept going, his brain's been knocked off its hinges
such an awesome and amazing sport me and my friends watch it every week on espn. Never knew it existed until ufc started it. Lol love it.
Never under any circumstance underestimate the power of stupidity.
i bet dude didn’t even know it was that serious till he looked in the mirror. probably couldn’t even feel his face
Please cover what Mikey Musumeci did to Bayanduuren Gantumur’s knee in One Championship! He twisted his knee like a pretzel.
I tried to go watch the video, it is truly hard to watch with what's happening to that guy's face. Also it's insane to me that they just stand there and take that many hits to the head.
My daughter is deaf and is always being asked about her cochlear implant. She was implanted when she was 3, 15 years ago and is very open to answer any questions. I've always taught her to be a great self advocate, and freely share her experience and never feel shame for others' curiosity, because when they know, they can share the information, too. It would be cool if you did a video on how the actual surgery works, as that's the most popular subject when parents ask me about it. Most folks don't understand how invasive the surgery is, its risks, and how complex the internal equipment actually is. Love your vids!
He's going to come off extremely sarcastic but I'm being 100% serious there are a bunch of doctors on TH-cam you should find the one that does surgery videos not the one that does sports videos. They each have their specialties for a reason each degree is different. The doctor helping you overcome a sports injury is not going to be the same doctor doing any sort of surgery on your head
Wow you have accomplished so much !! Your kids must be proud!!! Make sure you enter the left hand slap maches to even out your face !!!
I miss when slap fighting was a niche thing people who didn't actually train to fight did. Dana White is going to get people crippled or even killed by giving this mainstream press and okays from commissions. People can do whatever they want but this should have never been cleared by actual "experts".
It still is a niche thing. It’s not featured on ESPN or anything lol
How much of swelling will go down? Do you think there will be permanent droop or swelling if it was nerve damage?
Its dumb but that guy deserves a medal for going the distance.
His opponent went from laughing to tapping lol
This happened for $5000
Makes my heart break.
No fuckin way! What? Just 5k? I thought this guy got some ridiculous amount of money that will help his family in case something happens to him..
Not mine. Nobody forces them to get face , nerve and possibly early onset brain damage for 5k.
Lol, why? They deserve it. Drawin award.🎉
@able75 dev empathic protectionist humanity?
I think these guys all had some sort of previous brain trauma BEFORE starting this league. But hey, job security!!
Could the drooping be cause solely by the weight of the accumulated fluid (edema)?
The premise of the sport is: who can receive the most pain without quitting.
Yo that guy got half his face slapped off almost, damn that has gotta hurt
With all the work towards protecting our football players heads, slap fighting feels like a group of people who disagreed with that and got together to prove a point that, "brain work good slap when see".
that guy is a legend
See kids ? This is what happen when you have no dignity/self-worth 😂 🥴
Cheers from San Diego California
"one of the most ridiculous sports I've ever seen."
Thank you for that!!
The poor aspect too is that if you unconscious after getting the slap, you can't slap him again. You just lost. If the slap is in the same time for both, that is better. Everyone get slapped equally.
Dr you are correct I’m a mma fan but this is a problem
Calling this a sport is incredibly generous.
Do they have an update on how this person looks after recovering?
Anyone else remember when “slap fighting” meant you slapped each other’s hands? Over under or side to side?
Where I’m from, a slap fight was a non-serious fight with no fists or grappling. 5.5 times out of 10 it would eventually elevate into an actual rumble tho…
@blank same but where I'm from we called it "slap boxing"
So yeah a fight but instead of punches people threw slaps
I think the whole idea of slap-fighting is that the participants know it’s a terrible idea, but do it anyway.
This is like a signature injury for SlapFighting. "Slapfighter's Drool" they'll call it.
well, that's not terrifying
This is the video you expect to be clickbait but actually isn't.
We used to play this when we were younger. Never thought it would actually move beyond intoxicated house parties smh
Chris Barnet had that happen to him. Def a scary injury.
Bro's face deflated 💀
Nothing wrong with a good slap in the face, in fact he looks more rugged and manly now! 😂
Sorin's opponent was in better shape when he abandoned which rises my suspicion that he did it because as a human being he just couldn't keep on slaping that face...
Let me tell you, I broke my cheek and had to get a plate put in but the bone mangled my facial nerve.
I thought it was cool at first…. But oh man, the right side of my face doesn’t move, I can’t feel my entire right side of my face. (From cheek to chin)
When I floss if I don’t look in the mirror I’ll be flossing the top of my teeth because I cannot feel my teeth as much.
I cannot smile, my face sags, I can no longer blow, or whistle, and I can’t wipe the excess from drinks off with my top lip.
This guy would be dead if his opponent didn't forfeit. The guy was like "nah I'm not going to murder you dude".
Is there any actual footage of the slap that caused the swelling ?
> keeps fighters broke so he can use their economic desperation as leverage
> therefore he crushes any fighter unionization attempts
> doesn't provide adequate health insurance to the fighters he's exploiting
So obviously he'd willingly back a "sport" like slap boxing knowing the consequences. He doesn't see people for anything other than cash cows.
There is nothing unique about Dana either. All CEOs do this. Yes, even at YOUR workplace. Unionize, guys :)
If really is nerve damage, can it be reversible? I’m curious to see how he’s doing now
Nerve damage is irreversible unfortunately
Legend has it ,his dropping face is at his knee these days
Ive gotten so many msk questions right bc of your videos ty
If there was a Darwin Awards Oscar, these participants should get one.
All that damage and potential life threatening injuries for bragging rights and a few bucks that will probably have to be used toward medical bills.