Florian weighs in on 'knockout' game

 

It's an ugly crime that has been getting a lot of media attention lately, the knockout game. It's simple, yet violent. A group of young men will single out a victim and one of them will try to knock the victim out with a punch. Former UFC lightweight Kenny Florian was one of many disgusted by news of the game spreading and weighed in on at recently to FoxSports.com:

I'm sure some of you have seen the sickening videos going around the internet about the kids who are playing the "knockout game". For those who haven't seen these videos, these kids are trying to knock strangers out cold to cure their boredom. These are surprise attacks that kids are springing on unsuspecting men, women and fellow kids. The attacks are happening in various parts of the country and many are getting seriously injured. As someone who spent many years studying mixed martial arts and training my body for unarmed combat, I understand the dangers of what they are trying to accomplish. This is NOT safe, NOT funny and extremely dangerous.

There is a saying in combat sports that goes, "the punches you don't see are the punches that hurt you". When the eyes, brain and/or body aren't prepared to take a strike, the blows are way more likely to hurt or incapacitate someone. These are the very dangerous blows that kids are executing on the streets of major cities across the U.S. Imagine walking down the street on your way to work and having someone hit you on the jaw as hard they can without you even seeing them coming. This is a violent attack, plain and simple.

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mkutta4 site profile image  

11/27/13 10:36 AM by mkutta4

Really? Ur a fucking idiot.The "knockout game" isn't even real. The footage that the news used were old clips and one was even made in the UK (the man that ko'd the Asian lady). And that dude was mentally ill. He even ko'd a Black lady before he hit the Asian lady. Go look that up. It had nothing to do with the "knockout game."And if u wanna talk race, I can show clips of white dudes beating up homeless people for no reason. Those reporters went to hood and basically told those kids what to say. The media fools white America again. Do ur research people.

Letibleu site profile image  

11/27/13 6:20 AM by Letibleu

The thread title lead me in here to see what weight class Kenny Florian was "weighing in" at. I was disappoint.

Ninja Tea Party site profile image  

11/27/13 6:13 AM by Ninja Tea Party

Well it's really down to the perpetrators how far they take it. In one example they flying kick someone off a bike pretty hard, and there have been knockouts as a result. It also had people just swarm on an individual. It's wasn't a "month long fad" other than the news losing interest, it's not like the kids doing it all agreed to stop after a month. I guess it depends what area you live in. I'm in London and still hear stories about it, but then this city is full of cunts.

Roy Batty site profile image  

11/26/13 9:43 PM by Roy Batty

Also, wasn't it just run-by-and-bitchslap-them-while-a-friend-films as opposed to attempted murder the way "Knockout" is? It was still dangerous, but nothing like trying to KO someone.

BLPorritt site profile image  

11/26/13 7:28 PM by BLPorritt

Damn

ReturnofTheShah site profile image  

11/26/13 6:34 PM by ReturnofTheShah

Are we still pretending that the knock out game isn't just the latest manifestation of black dysfunctionality?Literally every single person attacking people is black and all the victims are either white or asian.

Schlomo Hamelech site profile image  

11/26/13 6:25 PM by Schlomo Hamelech

You know who's responsible for this, right? Niggers.

BLPorritt site profile image  

11/26/13 6:17 PM by BLPorritt

Definitely. Vigilante justice should be legal

The Engineer site profile image  

11/26/13 6:00 PM by The Engineer

^^^ Not sure who this idiot is or what people he is talking about, but none I know would give up their freedom in order to be more "safe". In fact it's typically the exact opposite, they would rather give up a little safety for more freedom. Maybe the authorities should use their technology to come and arrest you tonight for whatever crimes you "might" commit. You are out of your mind, arresting people for "pre-crimes" would spark a revolt that would lead to chaos in a very short period of time. I can only guess you are about 12 years old with no life experience whatsoever and take all of your freedoms for granted, because nothing could be farther from the truth about what "people would rather" have happen. Now if they post evidence after the fact then yea, go after them with everything you can, but you can't arrest people for what they might do and only a complete idiot would even suggest that.If I'm wrong please everyone go ahead and post about how your freedom doesn't matter and you would gladly give it up, but I can't think of one adult I know that would ever even suggest something like this.

rrg1 site profile image  

11/26/13 4:49 PM by rrg1

TruthVoted up!



 

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