Pillow Fighting is our age old amusement happening among us when we were toddlers or even in adolescence, sometimes in adulthood with our mates. Those evenings when we had no concord on some issue with our brother or sister we would pick up a picture llow and beat that person. Yeah probably the best way to show our wrath yet being lovely, light and careful to the person in front. But what if you hear that it has been Professionalised? What if you come across a ring version of the game? What if you are getting paid for the game by hitting and defeating a person in the ring?
Yes, you heard it right, the game is professionalised in some parts of the world, and we are no longer away from the day when we would be playing it in a ring like World Wresting Championship!!
The first-ever professional Pillow Fighting Championship (PFC) was held in Florida in January. The event saw participation from 24 contenders, out of which 16 were men and eight were women. The participants used mixed martial arts and specially designed pillows to attack their opponents. The bracket styled tournament was introduced as a pay-per-view tournament.
At the end of the championship, Istela Nunes emerged as the women’s winner, after defeating Kendahl Voelker. On the men’s side, Hauley Tillman defeated Marcus Brimage to win the top spot. Both the winner got a cash prize of 5,000 US dollars and a belt.
People are already thrilled at the prospect of having professional pillow fighting competitions. Commenting on the video of the championship, a Twitter user said, “Bout time this universal sport was given the respect it deserves.”
While speaking to media Steve Williams, the CEO of Pillow Fighting Championship, said, “PFC delivers all the drama of hand-to-hand combat without the gore of mixed martial arts or boxing. The only difference between our fights and MMA fights is that nobody gets hurt.” He further added, “There’s a lot of people who don’t want to see the blood. They want to see good competition, they just don’t want to see the violence.”
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