BARE-knuckle boxers and cage fighters are letting the feathers fly by taking on professional pillow preventing.
The bizarre competition sees super-fit grown males — usually sporting lengthy hair and beards — doing battle like rowdy children at a sleepover.
Opponents tackle one another in three 90-second rounds the place the fighters duke it out with Pillow Preventing Championship accredited queen-sized 2lb pillows.
Every “weapon” is filled with foam and encased in nylon sailcloth to keep away from it ripping.
Fighters are matched up in keeping with their relative measurement and expertise ranges.
The competitors began final September and this weekend hosted its first skilled bout in Miami, Florida.
Blended martial arts veterans Markus Perez, 31, and Conor McGregor’s first UFC opponent Marcus Brimage, 36, have been among the many favourites to win the $5,000 prize cash.
However winless MMA fighter Hauley Tillman, 33, claimed it.
Steve Williams, the brand new sport’s creator, says it’s for everybody.
He has recruited dozens of MMA fighters, actuality TV stars, bare-knuckle boxers and common women and men to participate.
He stated: “You don’t really want to elucidate pillow preventing to folks — that’s the sweetness.
“There’s hardcore aggression, however no one will get damage. Lots of people don’t wish to see the blood and violence anymore.”
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/8325798/pillow-fighting-bare-knuckle-boxers/ Naked-knuckle boxers and cage fighters take up professional PILLOW preventing