Male Slapping Championships — courtesy of Russia (of course) — is back in the news this morning after its previously undefeated champion, Vasily Kamotskiy, suffered the first loss of his career by way of violent, bloody knockout.
Rookie Vyacheslav Zezulya is now king of the beards.
Kamotskiy doubled over after taking one flush from Zezulya and had to be carried from the stage as handlers helped wiped blood from his face. Folks, I would take a full-blown cage fight over this lunacy any day of the week.
Here’s another look:
Dünya tokat şampiyonu Vasily Kamotskiy ilk defa nakavt olmuş. Kendisini nakavt eden arkadaş ise Vyacheslav Zezulya. pic.twitter.com/ubochQ1RKu— biacaip (@biacaipcom) December 11, 2019
Russia is known for its bizarre (and sometimes unsettling) combat sports. My personal favorite is Team Fighting Championship (TFC), which is essentially a controlled gang rumble on what looks to be a converted tennis court.
At least it’s better than the universally-panned Akhmat Fight Club, which had children fighting — and knocking out — other children as crazed adults cheered in celebration.