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US Is Introducing Pillow Fight As A Combat Sport With A Championship In 2022

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Have you ever played pillow fight with your sibling or friends back when you were younger? Well, it will soon be introduced as a combat sport with a championship called "The Pillow Fight Championship" (PFC) held in Florida on 29 January.

Moving from a child's game to the boxing ring, the newly introduced professional combat sport was said to deliver all the drama of hand-to hand combat without the gore of mixed martial arts (MMA) or boxing. “It’s not something where you sit there and laugh and feathers are flying. It’s serious. It’s hardcore swinging with specialised pillows,” said PFC chief executive officer Steve Williams.

“The only difference between our fights and MMA fights is that nobody gets hurt. The fighters don’t like to get hurt, and 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,” Williams added.

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He also hopes that PFC will be able to tap into new audiences along with those who find the sport relatable and grew up bashing their siblings or friends with pillows. “You can call it an alternative sport, but we think it’s going to have mainstream appeal. Think about how they mixed country music with rap music and brought these diverse audiences together. That’s what we’re doing, and we hope it brings in a different kind of viewer,” he said.

The PFC will be available to watch on sports streaming platform FITE, so if you want to relive your childhood but in a more competitive way, go check it out!


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