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Slap Fighting is the Dumbest 'Sport' Ever - Doctor Reacts to Dana White’s New League

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  • The most senseless sport in the world is about to go mainstream with the announcement of the Dana White backed Power Slap slap fighting league.
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  • @TeamYouphoric
    @TeamYouphoric ปีที่แล้ว +1592

    Love how the athletic commission has specific rules about stopping fights when fighter's cannot intelligently defend themselves and then they sanction a league where the whole point is is to NOT intelligently defend yourself.

    • @rickyl8111
      @rickyl8111 ปีที่แล้ว +123

      Money makes things happen, especially with athletic commissions.

    • @BrianSuttererMD
      @BrianSuttererMD  ปีที่แล้ว +271


    • @Nono464.
      @Nono464. ปีที่แล้ว +30

      @@BrianSuttererMD If people want to participate in this "sport" the government shouldn't be stopping them. Its not the governments place to protect someone from themself. "slappers" are participating on their own volition at their own prerogative. Educate them on the risks and let them make the decision for themself.

    • @SpiritMover314
      @SpiritMover314 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      @@Nono464. Exactly, who cares….We either stop ALL combat sports, or let them smack each other silly!…..🤷🏾‍♂️✋🏾✋🏾✋🏾✋🏾✋🏾✋🏾😂….#CHOICE

    • @rikudouray
      @rikudouray ปีที่แล้ว +3

      it's all about money.

  • @eddie.b.
    @eddie.b. ปีที่แล้ว +416

    "No man slaps the same man twice in Power Slap, for the slap is not the same and the man's brain is not the same after each slap" -Confucious, 1864

    • @werquantum
      @werquantum ปีที่แล้ว +28

      1864. Excellent.

    • @_helium_
      @_helium_ ปีที่แล้ว +28

      @@werquantum ah yes, famous ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius from the … *checks notes* … Ching dynasty

    • @werquantum
      @werquantum ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@_helium_ ;)

    • @Tethloach1
      @Tethloach1 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @jasonrose3566
      @jasonrose3566 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Wise words indeed.

    @SRQBID ปีที่แล้ว +492

    If Dana White could make money from ex-fighters getting bit by alligators, he would and the Nevada State Athletic Commission would support him.

    • @aveleziii
      @aveleziii ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Florida man gator slap bite fights!
      name just rolls off the tongue. I'd watch it

    • @FlipLoLz
      @FlipLoLz ปีที่แล้ว

      Dana White is serious a trash human being.

    • @jintazticful
      @jintazticful ปีที่แล้ว

      Dictator Dana is the worst.

    • @mattkemerait
      @mattkemerait ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@aveleziii Yeah i'd watch the shit out of that.

    • @Rusty945
      @Rusty945 ปีที่แล้ว

      Dana: "safety is our number one priority, all are cyborgs are tested and are atleast 30% human"

  • @wilcee238
    @wilcee238 ปีที่แล้ว +106

    To be fair, I would pay to see a ‘Rocky’ style movie about slap fighting. The main guy would leave home after getting slapped by bullies and would get trained by an ex-pimp.

    • @teamLeon928
      @teamLeon928 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Stallone can produce it as a sequel to Over the Top.

    • @dondajulah4168
      @dondajulah4168 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@teamLeon928 Over the Top a in . In my top ten all time arm wrestling movies.

    • @Starkweather133
      @Starkweather133 ปีที่แล้ว

      Can Snoop play the ex pimp? His pimp hand is way strong after all

    • @tanyaericacd
      @tanyaericacd ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @ninjavibez4696
      @ninjavibez4696 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I am fkn dead 😂😂😂😂😂 holy crap

  • @raidernation9920
    @raidernation9920 ปีที่แล้ว +269

    Wow Dana. You went from standing so firm on NOT putting on circus fights in the ufc all these years to being the ringmaster with this venture

    • @cinephobiac
      @cinephobiac ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Yeah, it's bizarre.

    • @gremsa
      @gremsa ปีที่แล้ว

      You don't get the point

    • @ShutUpBubi
      @ShutUpBubi ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Thats funny since the Raiders are one giant circus

    • @FkTheUFC
      @FkTheUFC ปีที่แล้ว +8

      The guy signed WWF people and footballers. The ufc is a circus act, to some extent.

    • @stephennagy1176
      @stephennagy1176 ปีที่แล้ว

      Dana originated the slap league for former retired fighters that were to old to fight in octagon so they can make $$$ why there retired he's just looking out for his fighters pockets mane he really cares about his fighters Diego Sanchez just signed to powerslap to have a slap-off with Mike the Nigerian-nightmare Perry

  • @chicknurch
    @chicknurch ปีที่แล้ว +74

    I’m not even a doctor, and basically everything you said in this video is obvious. The first time I saw these clips being posted around the internet my literal first thought was “wow how stupid and dangerous is this” Glad you’re speaking up about it, hopefully others will realize this soon enough

  • @jdove39
    @jdove39 ปีที่แล้ว +38

    They should've just cut to the chase and named it the CTE league. Marketing could've made the acronym work for "pro" slapping competitions. 🤡🤡🤡

    • @Kgmack23
      @Kgmack23 ปีที่แล้ว

      everybody knows the side effects. they signed up for the money. period. not everything in this country needs to be pussy. they already killed football

  • @TheNotSure
    @TheNotSure ปีที่แล้ว +590

    Doc is 100% correct on the defense and how the palms can KO competitors. Bas Rutten would leave bodies all over the place with his palm strikes. The big problem I have is, who goes first? There will always be a disadvantage to slapper #2.

    • @andresf1984
      @andresf1984 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Like tennis tiebreaks, they can take turns on who goes first. Of course, I agree with the doctor about how idiotic this slap thing is.

    • @infinitemonkey917
      @infinitemonkey917 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Sumo has open hand strikes / slaps and you can tell they have significant impact.

    • @disturbing_the_peace5739
      @disturbing_the_peace5739 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      If you get slapped first, the advantage is you get to slap last

    • @jooyichen
      @jooyichen ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I don't think slapping is a palm strike. You push a heavy object with your wrist. You push a cup of coffee with your fingers. There has to be regulations to it because I always see these "athletes" slap the same way. Just an early outrage that will die down like the early UFC days.

    • @Kgmack23
      @Kgmack23 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      everybody knows the side effects. they signed up for the money. period. not everything in this country needs to be pussy. they already killed football

  • @nicholasramirez8767
    @nicholasramirez8767 ปีที่แล้ว +34

    100 1000% AGREE ! I’m a Boxer and this is BEYOND STOOPID. Sometimes I get folks who try to paint Boxing as cavemen trading punches to the face. This bs doesn’t help 🤦🏻

  • @jjmalaprop9968
    @jjmalaprop9968 ปีที่แล้ว +190

    Someone had to say it. Thank you, Doc. If you really pine for face slapping, watch reruns of the Three Stooges.

    • @pam869shut834
      @pam869shut834 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Why watch reruns when a fresh batch of stooges are being created with this league? Im loving it.

    • @Sal3600
      @Sal3600 ปีที่แล้ว

      Boxing is worse

    • @Kgmack23
      @Kgmack23 ปีที่แล้ว

      everybody knows the side effects. they signed up for the money. period. not everything in this country needs to be pussy. they already killed football

    • @Prince_Luci
      @Prince_Luci ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@Sal3600 incorrect

  • @BrianSuttererMD
    @BrianSuttererMD  ปีที่แล้ว +42

    Is slap fighting the most senseless sport you've seen?

    • @deazy6453
      @deazy6453 ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @auzyld6926
      @auzyld6926 ปีที่แล้ว +10


    • @deazy6453
      @deazy6453 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@auzyld6926 How about dog surfing?

    • @AnonymousRandomGuy006
      @AnonymousRandomGuy006 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      And I’ve seen some pretty dumb ass sports growing up in the mean streets of Oregon

    • @michal_augustyn
      @michal_augustyn ปีที่แล้ว

      Last year here in Poland, one partiticipant died because of injuries sustained during this form of activity: Artur Walczak @ Punchdown 4, if I remember it well.

  • @mateo-eg7to
    @mateo-eg7to ปีที่แล้ว +122

    We actually had a competition like that in Poland, it was broadcasted as a PPV, similiar to UFC for example but it was made for amateurs, kinda wannabe fighters and influencers that make content about fighting and stuff like that. The sad part is that one of them died after a "slap" like that, I'm pretty sure he went into coma and then died a few days later. Actually crazy that this thing is somehow allowed.

    • @Ruleofthumbarmwrestling
      @Ruleofthumbarmwrestling ปีที่แล้ว

      Are you serious? He slapped into a coma just like that!

      @DZONYWWA ปีที่แล้ว +21

      @@Ruleofthumbarmwrestling i’m pretty sure he was slapped to sleep, but since he was really big guy, during the fall he banged back of his head of the floor. That inflicted another damage. Dumb sport, really unsafe. Open hand doesnt change anything to the one getting the shot.

    • @emate8422
      @emate8422 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@Ruleofthumbarmwrestling punchdown Artur Walczak if you are looking for it

    • @SunTzuMedia
      @SunTzuMedia ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Yikes. How embarrassing

    • @argh9743
      @argh9743 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Ruleofthumbarmwrestling yeah man,you don’t know life.

  • @sstteevveenn77
    @sstteevveenn77 ปีที่แล้ว +163

    THANK YOU. In other sports, there is skill involved in defending yourself. In slapboxing there is no defending. Being able to handle a slap isn’t a skill.

    • @chrisserrao2862
      @chrisserrao2862 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      how about you take a slap from the power slap guys

    • @Kgmack23
      @Kgmack23 ปีที่แล้ว

      everybody knows the side effects. they signed up for the money. period. not everything in this country needs to be pussy. they already killed football

    • @joowsty
      @joowsty ปีที่แล้ว +5

      i think the skill in this sport mainly consist of who can remain conscious the longest, cuz those slaps wont differ that much between the "fighters". thats the reason its ridiculous, tho have to admit its kinda fun to watch. but no doubt if this goes mainstream we will hear about how bad it is for the human body some time after.

    • @CB-pi5hc
      @CB-pi5hc ปีที่แล้ว +11

      @@chrisserrao2862 they train their neck and are fat. still rattles the brain

    • @nobodysfavourite6953
      @nobodysfavourite6953 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@chrisserrao2862 what's your point, idiot? It won't make it a skill after all

  • @Shakespearept
    @Shakespearept ปีที่แล้ว +53

    Totally agree. I definitely find this to be a particularly disturbing sport. Can't see why the commissions in the US would sanction this kind of competition. Boxing and MMA are not safe sports in terms of brain trauma, but this takes things to an absurd and disturbing level.

    • @itchyballsack6627
      @itchyballsack6627 ปีที่แล้ว

      MMA is alot safer than boxing in regards to brain injuries. You're talking shit mate. 10oz boxing gloves do more brain damage than 4oz MMA gloves. Compare boxing deaths to MMA deaths and you'll see...

    • @masterfox3539
      @masterfox3539 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I think they are getting money as well

  • @Sim0n98
    @Sim0n98 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    Dana White found out that Canelo wasn't willing to fight for 30K to show and 30K to win plus wear Venum shorts for free so he dumped Zuffa boxing and came up with this instead.

  • @Strype13
    @Strype13 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    Couldn't agree more, Doc. As a long-time MMA fan, I wholeheartedly agree that this is the dumbest sport ever created and should, for extremely obvious reasons, have never been professionally sanctioned. The amount of sheer, unadulterated greed that runs rampant in Nevada is astonishing.

  • @Mortiz21
    @Mortiz21 ปีที่แล้ว +35

    It seems like we're learning more about concussions, yet people are doing things that lead to more concussions. I've had a few concussion that were big enough to have side effects. Even then I'm worried what the effects they could have the older I get.

    • @chiggsytube
      @chiggsytube ปีที่แล้ว

      This is because we are becoming idiots. You see it. I see it. Let's embrace it. After all, nobody wants to be the last sensible person in the world. Let them take care of us, write some memoirs ( in crayon ) and then turn out the lights as we shamble out of the cities back to the forests ( which we cut down centuries ago, but ... idiots )

    • @Kgmack23
      @Kgmack23 ปีที่แล้ว

      everybody knows the side effects. they signed up for the money. period. not everything in this country needs to be pussy. they already killed football

    • @aarongibson1859
      @aarongibson1859 ปีที่แล้ว

      When I came up I knew it was going to lead to fighting. Now people go straight to guns. It will lead to slap (rage)!! Commissioner endorse this ? stupid as hell!!!

    • @yes-vy6bn
      @yes-vy6bn ปีที่แล้ว

      we also learn more and more about the long term brain damage from weed and yet weed is being legalized everywhere

  • @voongnz
    @voongnz ปีที่แล้ว +6

    It's dumb and senseless on many levels. As for the entertainment level, I guess it's for the mouth breathing demographic.

  • @CraziChris
    @CraziChris ปีที่แล้ว +7

    This aged well.

  • @realtrapwill9635
    @realtrapwill9635 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    More CTE please

  • @Xathos
    @Xathos ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Real men get two concussions, and forget the first.

  • @Tybear-qz4bx
    @Tybear-qz4bx ปีที่แล้ว +24

    every one hire this man. I appreciate you're honest opinion about this new league. I hope you reach a million subs

    • @tyblandon
      @tyblandon ปีที่แล้ว

      Higher 😂

    • @Tybear-qz4bx
      @Tybear-qz4bx ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@tyblandon thanks. was doing multiple things at once haha

    • @timsullivan3697
      @timsullivan3697 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      It's not a sport. It is ridiculous. It is dangerous.

  • @fabiorodriguez4207
    @fabiorodriguez4207 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    As a martial artist, I know that you can badly hurt someone if you slap “just right” with the heel of your palm. First time I saw these competitions I wondered if the hitting with the heel of the palm is even allowed. And even if it’s not, how do you control that. I saw someone, during a point tournaments, get kicked in right where the upper and lower jaw connect, and they ended up spitting blood. If you get hot there, with the palm heel, you can basically die.

  • @breebrat56
    @breebrat56 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I totally agree on all of your points! I’m a Tang Soo Do student ( Korean Karate) and we would NEVER stand there like idiots and ask for a head injury. We’re there to learn how to DEFEND ourselves better every single class!
    You only have one brain that controls EVERYTHING. PROTECT it at ALL COSTS. ❤

  • @codyshane2834
    @codyshane2834 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    You give me hope that intelligent combat sports fans exist. Thank you for this video.

  • @danehales5986
    @danehales5986 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Why do people entertain this stuff😭😂

  • @parajay6575
    @parajay6575 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    This is gonna happen until someone just drops dead after the second blow.. This is RIDICULOUS, I'm not a physician or doctor and I'm not familiar with professional fighting, but I know my way around unprotected and bear handed fights like this, and most people have no idea how damaging just one bad blow can be. Yes, every full blown hit is a concussion and this is the kind of force that can leave you with consequences for the rest of your life, if not really shortened.

  • @happyface35
    @happyface35 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    You are 100% correct... they are actually penalized for flinching or tucking their chin. If Dana White did get involved, probably his biggest error ever.

    • @nalsra0
      @nalsra0 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Funny how Dana defends it so much, we all know deep down he knows how stupid creating the power slap league is

    • @zoso1980
      @zoso1980 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Dana is making bank social media. That's all that matters. Once a participant is off stage, take their $200 check and be gone. We're promoting serious injury just for social media clicks. High degree sketch.

  • @dylanlunsford5749
    @dylanlunsford5749 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Bas rutten used palm strikes in pancrase because they weren't aloud to punch and he knocked people out all the time. You've got a point doc!

  • @lawrencehackett6479
    @lawrencehackett6479 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    I'm a die hard UFC fan. A Dana white fanboy. And doc, I actually agree 100%. It's a terrible idea and will only fill Dana's pockets more while leaving numerous dudes with severe damage to they're head and when push comes to shove they'll be broke an unable to care for themselves

  • @AgentN101
    @AgentN101 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    Adding to Brian’s point about the palm strikes, Bas Rutten made an entire career out of palm striking people before athletic commissions started requiring fighters to wrap their hands and wear gloves. It’s a very viable weapon just go watch some Bas highlights

    • @gilbertoflores7397
      @gilbertoflores7397 ปีที่แล้ว

      except he'd drive the palm into the nose and face, trying to break it, a slap is completely different for what he did. slap fighting is just throwing heymakers, which doesn't always work.

    • @schibleh531
      @schibleh531 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@gilbertoflores7397 "fighting is just throwing heymakers" WITH THE PALM BONES, MY GUY. The good doc even mentions it in the video. It's a solid strike, you can't really argue with this.

    • @MrEazyE357
      @MrEazyE357 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Part of the reason he started with the palm strikes because he started off in Pancrase where only palm strikes were allowed.

    • @braddorcas9363
      @braddorcas9363 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      He didn't palm strike because he preferred too over a punch, Pancrase just didn't allow closed fist punches. So it was his only means of seeking a ko/finish with his hands.

  • @benhenderson8952
    @benhenderson8952 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Next dumb sport idea: who can tank a gunshot at point black range 💀

    • @Alexander-kc8oq
      @Alexander-kc8oq ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Don´t give Dana any more ideas. He´s already exploiting enough people.

    • @wjbt3
      @wjbt3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Hasbulla vs Brock Lesnar

  • @GatorAidMedical
    @GatorAidMedical ปีที่แล้ว +10

    One of the biggest things to know about slap fighting - damage to the otologic system often never heals. You could have tinnitus that lasts for years. There still aren't great treatments for tinnitus that isn't due to a structural cause

  • @blacknapalm2131
    @blacknapalm2131 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    *HOW can she slap?*
    That man was ahead of his time....he KNEW.

  • @Sobetoolcobain
    @Sobetoolcobain ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I think Dana White is showing he is a total hypocrite, he acts like he cares about his fighters health and then supports something so blatantly bad for people's brains, honestly it's just ridiculous

  • @aberwood
    @aberwood ปีที่แล้ว +25

    Thank you for speaking up about this.
    If you look at old school MMA before the gloves they would do open-palm strikes to avoid breaking their hands (guys like Bas Rutten etc), but at least they had the ability to roll the strike or block.
    It's insane that Dana backed this.

    • @victorhinojos3050
      @victorhinojos3050 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      I take it Dana will back anything that will make him a buck and people want to watch it. If they could bring back the coliseum where people were pit against lions they would, money would be made and lots of people would watch.

  • @GatorAidMedical
    @GatorAidMedical ปีที่แล้ว +15

    I'm considering going into emergency medicine or critical care, I hope this sport picks up steam!

    • @InchFab
      @InchFab ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Job security. So hot right now.

    • @MrEazyE357
      @MrEazyE357 ปีที่แล้ว

      You won't need extra patients.

    • @yes-vy6bn
      @yes-vy6bn ปีที่แล้ว

      you sound like the average doctor

    • @GatorAidMedical
      @GatorAidMedical ปีที่แล้ว

      @@yes-vy6bn thanks b

  • @denimchicken104
    @denimchicken104 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    As a fan of feeling superior to other people, I think slap fighting is terrific. I see these idiots bashing each other in the head as and it makes me feel great.

  • @TheBenchPressMan
    @TheBenchPressMan ปีที่แล้ว +4

    I think a distinction you can make here is that Brian would not suggest it to be “fit” for an untrained male or female to fight a UFC fighter or a boxer, because they would inevitably be subject to significant trauma.
    Some pro fighters end a fight in 30 seconds and see little damage, due to skill.
    Pro or otherwise, all competitors in slap fighting will receive trauma irrelevant of what they do. This is the nuance.

  • @TheFlamingChips
    @TheFlamingChips ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Well put. There’s many opportunities to not fully explain your argument and have many people say “well that happens in other sports” but you covered every point.

  • @ksleep5715
    @ksleep5715 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    I cringed hard at the ad during the last UFC ppv. Glorifying defenseless KOs is the dumbest thing I’ve seen of recent.

  • @clifton4566
    @clifton4566 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Thank you. I can't believe Dana is supporting this. When Charlie (penguinz0) started promoting that "sport" I thought it was a bad idea, but I don't expect someone unfamiliar with combat sports to understand why slap contests are so bad.
    Dana does not have that excuse. Smh I mean seriously it has all the negatives that come with boxing, but practically none of the positives. Just wtf.

  • @tzaeru
    @tzaeru ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I'm an IT consultant in my 30s and looking to do some MMA and kickboxing amateur bouts. A lot of my training time is focused on _not_ getting punched. I really do not want to get punched in the head unnecessarily. I don't worry about breaking a shin, dislocating an elbow, cracking a rib .. those things heal, even if I'm never 99% with a broken leg, I'll be 98% and can live my life normally. Of course I don't want that to happen, but still, not the worst thing imaginable.
    But one can't live their lives normally with a traumatic head injury that turns into CTE over time. I'm not even that worried that I end up knocked out in my first amateur fight, but I am worried that I get unnecessarily damage to the head time after time in training. That's what I don't want to get.
    This slap "fighting" thing is the silliest thing I've ever seen. Even bare knuckled boxing isn't near as bad.

  • @mwright_boomer
    @mwright_boomer ปีที่แล้ว +4

    The concept of slap fighting is simultaneously hilarious and depressing

  • @xh82bu80
    @xh82bu80 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    yea this is just dumb.

  • @hommie789
    @hommie789 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Brian, there was a head injury in the CFL last night, safety Mike Edem, of the Saskatchewan Rough Riders, was taken off the field on a cart on a strange hit to the head. you should do a video on it as it was a head shot but more of a glancing blow and didn't look like a lot of other ones you have done.

    • @Kgmack23
      @Kgmack23 ปีที่แล้ว

      everybody knows the side effects. they signed up for the money. period. not everything in this country needs to be pussy. they already killed football

  • @AtariForeva
    @AtariForeva ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Just watched the finals on Rumble. It's stupid and very dangerous.

  • @mateuszcielas3362
    @mateuszcielas3362 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    in Poland one competitor died from that

  • @tomackerman4089
    @tomackerman4089 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    I think more doctors like you need to speak out publicly against slap boxing. Maybe more people would actually listen then about the criticisms of slap boxing and take them seriously.

  • @stewpidasso3910
    @stewpidasso3910 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    This is exactly what I was saying. You are not allowed to soften the blow you just have to take it. This will result in far more concussions than the UFC. Probably more than in boxing and possibly more than even in football

    • @gtaone1838
      @gtaone1838 ปีที่แล้ว

      This is definitely worse than football, especially when some of these slaps are wrist to cheek

  • @Enigmaprince
    @Enigmaprince ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I totally agree with you. As someone who has suffered with longterm sideeffects after a major concussion I can only tell anyone who havent tried it its the worse thing atleast for me. It changes u in so many ways. These are getting multiple concussions over and over.... so dumb

  • @Lexyboogie
    @Lexyboogie ปีที่แล้ว +1

    The Hot 97 radio station in NYC used to do this exact competition back in the day, but society had better standards back then and community outrage forced the station to get rid of it. It’s amazing how money can change things.

  • @rafaelmarquez8886
    @rafaelmarquez8886 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Should be called USC (Ultimate Slapping Championship)

  • @woahblackbettybamalam
    @woahblackbettybamalam ปีที่แล้ว +29

    This is all MoistCriticals fault

    • @Max_Krypto
      @Max_Krypto ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Lol my exact thoughts, even Arnold S was in shock when he went to a sponsored slap fight event

    • @spakjoeXD
      @spakjoeXD ปีที่แล้ว

      Lol, no. This dude has a huge platform, but I've seen slap fights for YEARS before he ever covered them.

    • @freezeframeplease
      @freezeframeplease ปีที่แล้ว

      yeah cuz the 19-25 years avge old demographic that charlie has is enough for a big slap tournament to happen clown lmao

  • @CarolinaBlood704
    @CarolinaBlood704 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I thought this was a dumb idea, too.

  • @DocFear
    @DocFear ปีที่แล้ว +2

    How can it even be considered a sport. There is literally no skill involved at all.

    • @zoso1980
      @zoso1980 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Yup. The only advantage is that if your anatomy has a better tolerance to repeated blows.

  • @iAmAyoDigital
    @iAmAyoDigital ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Although I agree with everything stated in this video, I was left disappointed as I was hoping you’d get more in-depth (and detail) into the types of trauma that this senseless “sport” can cause.
    That said, I'm so happy that you released this video. I can't believe people will pay to watch this madness.

    • @robbiedubes
      @robbiedubes ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Concussions, CTE, general stupidity

  • @danielfaulkner6918
    @danielfaulkner6918 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    its an embarrassment to combat sports

  • @orthocatsr.8723
    @orthocatsr.8723 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    As a martial artist that risked and strained so many resources and relationships to learn technicalities like evasion, set ups, timing, and etc, this slap thing is the best spot ever made

  • @AnonymousAlien2099
    @AnonymousAlien2099 26 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Lmao Bollywood actors slapped on camera
    Where did that come from ? 😂

    • @boogieman6529
      @boogieman6529 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Its called hollywood you goof

  • @unhpsychology3909
    @unhpsychology3909 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Totally agree with you. I’m glad a physician who understands the skills involved in MMA has this take. Power Slap is ridiculous and frankly I can’t believe Dana White thinks this is a good idea.

    • @scotiacrumpler2824
      @scotiacrumpler2824 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Boxings more damaging to the brain.

  • @griffinhays2053
    @griffinhays2053 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    I think when you venture into bringing Russian sports like this to the States you're venturing into dangerous territory on principle

  • @AnthonyY
    @AnthonyY 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I just had to invest some time in scrolling through your content because I am such a fan of these videos and I love that you’ve tied your immense knowledge to what seems to be a very natural interest in sports. Cannot give you enough praise for these videos

  • @BandNerdcp
    @BandNerdcp ปีที่แล้ว

    Random question, but where do you usually get your shirts?

  • @Shabanezloth
    @Shabanezloth ปีที่แล้ว +9

    This is the culmination of watching dumb people doing dumb things, it's jackass in a "sport" form. Absolutely everyone who has ever watched slap fighting has done it to laugh at big dudes being slapped. There's nothing more to it.

  • @lukemurray4950
    @lukemurray4950 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Huge MMA fan and a casual boxing fan but I don't like this at all. I truly think someone will die doing this long term.

  • @garettturbettmusic
    @garettturbettmusic ปีที่แล้ว +2

    You should do a video about Mark Borowiecki from last night in the NHL

  • @TheMentolnomad
    @TheMentolnomad ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I completely concur , senseless non competitive, absurd , it’s moronic , voluntary concussions 🤕 no defense allowed , how can any athletic commission/ organization agree to this? There’s a level of disappointment with this and seeing people laugh and be amazed while another human being gets concussed voluntarily without being able to defend themselves , it’s just really stupid and disappointing

  • @stephenstuckey
    @stephenstuckey ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Yes. Its ridiculous actually. Why? Do we need this? And do ppl actually want to see this?
    I dunno man. 🤔🤦‍♂️

  • @heIIbIazer
    @heIIbIazer ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I feel like if people want to do it to earn money, they're free to do it, but they should be educated on the possible risks...thaf being said, I'd also like to see gladiator fights to the death brought back

  • @totalbullion5882
    @totalbullion5882 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I'm thrilled we'll all get to deal with these individuals that have been slapped silly when we're out in public.

  • @david-bo2mo
    @david-bo2mo ปีที่แล้ว +1

    One thing that I always wondered was how common cuts to the cheeks are from the “slaps” because I assume their mouths are completely fucked from the constant hits to the cheeks and in turn the constant contact of the cheeks with the teeth

  • @KatsFurBabys
    @KatsFurBabys 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    my ex burst my ear with a slap when i was 8months pregnant. 20yrs later when its cold out the pain flares up..

  • @-whackd
    @-whackd ปีที่แล้ว +1

    There is Indian slap kabbadi but they have to slap the opponents bare chest

  • @Fella_friend
    @Fella_friend ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Key things, in normal slap fighting you can’t step into the slap or use the lower palm/heel of the hand to hit the face. This is illegal and your meant to automatically lose the fight. Dana removed the safety rules to make more knock outs.

  • @anonony9081
    @anonony9081 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I don't get how this can get sanctioning in the US when you can't even do head kicks to grounded opponents in the UFC or do 12 to 6 elbows.

  • @bikotheanimator6169
    @bikotheanimator6169 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Equal rights. Equal fights. The days of a woman hitting a man and not receiving punishment in return are OVER!

  • @mattj4449
    @mattj4449 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Not to mention risk of retinal detachments, trauma to the optic nerves, and blindness as a result from a few poorly placed slaps?

  • @Bj5m17h
    @Bj5m17h ปีที่แล้ว

    I wrote a big college paper advocating for mma as being safer than boxing and many other combat and full contact sports.
    and I couldn't ever imagine calling "power slap" or whatever, a sport, a martial art, a reasonable idea, pastime, or competition.
    It's just so so so dumb. So very, very... dumb.

  • @The_ZeroLine
    @The_ZeroLine 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    There have already been multiple death in MMA “sanctioned” slap matches.

  • @bornagainsheep337
    @bornagainsheep337 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I agree with you! For one, is there a lack of combat sports available for viewing pleasure that I’m unaware of?
    Two, a fighter should always have the option to protect their heads. Three, slap fighting? What is wrong with us collectively that our bread and circus has come to this? Didn’t we used to draw and quarter people, and make them fight lions and shii? Slap fighting huh? Dangerous and stupid

  • @gerbleristhebest
    @gerbleristhebest ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Back in day I was down in Brazil and instead of using mma sparring gloves they slapped. Definitely feels like a punch!

  • @lenox4166
    @lenox4166 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Whoever thinks that open palm strikes are not dangerous, should watch some Bas Rutten highlights.

  • @Danny-hj2qg
    @Danny-hj2qg ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Dana White was just promoting his new slapping show with his wife in Mexico.

  • @lefroy1
    @lefroy1 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    These slapping matches are a rather depressing indictment on the way modern society is going.

    • @zoso1980
      @zoso1980 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Yes. Unsafe blatant promotion of injury while treating participants to a $200 check then sending them on their way to deal with the medical bills. Meanwhile, the organizers make bank on social media. And the participant gets a lifetime of medical bills and injury management. It's monetization cattle car that takes no care what happens to the participants. It's just there to use you for monetization. Just. Like. Vegas. Next level skeeviness.

  • @TheKmagz
    @TheKmagz ปีที่แล้ว

    Bahaha I knew Charlie would make an appearance somehow within this content! My dudeee.

  • @ayodelesoderbergshekoni1794
    @ayodelesoderbergshekoni1794 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Should not be legal. Point blank.

  • @Stand_with_Israel
    @Stand_with_Israel ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Ive been saying this "sport" is stupid for the longest time

    @ZACATCS ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Doc, most of us agree slap-fighting is dumb, but this is yet another way for organizers to expand their streams of income.

  • @SkaerKrow
    @SkaerKrow ปีที่แล้ว +1

    This is one of those situations where, when the “sport” was explained to me, I thought that I had misunderstood something fundamental. I didn’t, it’s just a ridiculous (and dangerous) spectacle.

  • @HectorGonzalez-gb2qj
    @HectorGonzalez-gb2qj ปีที่แล้ว +1

    👉👉👉 This actually BLOWS my mind, how commissions legally let this be sanctioned i don’t know. This is a BAR moment thing, let me explain. If your in a bar and see this well you’d watch it. But to put this in the SPORTS box I don’t know I’m definitely questioning a lot things now. Like the legitimacy of sports commissions. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️👈👈👈

  • @cloud9847
    @cloud9847 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Lets be real, Brain Injuries aren't going to be a concern in that league.

  • @reallifetherapy1342
    @reallifetherapy1342 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    😂😂😂 he used my face to talk about it “not being a slap” I’m the redhead

  • @joshpoi886
    @joshpoi886 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    This is definitely a dangerous sport, but in boxing/mma even if you can defend yourself, the fights typically stop after someone has taken damage to the point where they can’t fight anymore. So if you wouldn’t allow this, I don’t see why other combat sports would be perfectly okay

  • @3K4peikos
    @3K4peikos ปีที่แล้ว +1

    yeah if you look at dictionary for the definition of a batshitcrazy idea it's gonna say "sanctioned power slapping"

  • @butteritto
    @butteritto ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Totally not worth participating in.. however I'd watch 😂

  • @j_S0VEREIGN
    @j_S0VEREIGN ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I swear one day there will be a real life “Squid Games.” Gladiator type stuff.

  • @kamcioo7
    @kamcioo7 ปีที่แล้ว

    In Poland we had an organization that was becoming pretty mainstream until one guy k*lled another on site with a SLAP, we haven't had any event since then.

  • @dinand26
    @dinand26 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Agree 100%. This is not a sport at all.

  • @Gh0stDiaz
    @Gh0stDiaz ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Was hoping Doc would chime in on this,
    Your not supposed to get knocked out ever!
    Cte is a real problem