Here’s What You Should Know About Pillow Fighting Championship
Combat Sports fans are in frenzy after seeing the Pillow Fighting Championship (PFC) hold events in full flow at the Delray Beach Boxing and Fitness Club in South Florida.
PFC CEO Steve Williams believes that the pillow hits are not injurious, but the fighters do feel its impact with the strike.
“It doesn’t hurt! Plus you need to use your movements and your footsteps,” middleweight UFC fighter Markus Perez, who put on a show in his PFC 2 victory over Phillip Aughinbaugh, told The Post. “And, it teaches a lot about managing adrenaline in front of a crowd.”
There’s a full-on ring, judges, a referee, an emcee, ring girls (and boys) that are part of the events.
In-house crowds and livestreaming arrangements are made as well for the new discipline.
Bellator heavyweight Marcelo Golm has also joined professional fighters getting in on the pillow fighting.
“This has all the excitement of a mixed martial arts fight with none of the blood loss. You definitely feel it when you get hit,” he said.
Williams has already hosted two PFC events. But these aren’t your normal pillows that the participants are using.
“We converted a standard pillow to a combat pillow and the fighters and fans love the intensity,” the PFC boss said.