One good punch turns the tide for this fight.
Things got nasty outside what was almost certainly a Florida strip club and proved that it only takes one good punch to end any street fight. In what was otherwise a sea of whiffs and questionable uses of the N-word, one clean shot may have left a fighter down permanently.
But before we get to that, let’s start with the contestants. In one corner we have the type of dude who thinks a fitted black t-shirt is appropriate evening wear. In the other, we have a tank top wearing dude with a solid 110 pounds on H&M After Dark. Their respective squads are also hanging around.
The clip begins in media res, with the cameraman walking behind the crowd to get a better shot. A man, who sounds exactly like ‘90s Dave Chappelle impersonating a white person, says, “Everybody keeps calling each other n*gger,” as a way to explain the fight and the clip soon bears that out.
T-shirt has clearly connected with tank top at some point before the recording started, but Tank doesn’t seem the least bit fazed. T-shirt asks Tank if he “felt that” but it’s unclear if Tank actually did.
Tee gives a surprisingly accurate assessment of the situation and yet fails to see his own folly when he says “You got 100 pounds on me.” Someone in the crowd shouts: “Why are you trying to fight him then?” He refuses to take the out, opting instead to continue dropping n-bombs.
A stat for you: People who dress like bouncers but aren’t bouncers are 100% more likely than the average person to say “I don’t understand why they can say it and I can’t.” His not knowing was half the battle. Sorry, G.I. Joe.
T-shirt’s shirtless friend kicks off the fight proper by trying a snake eyes sucker punch that he totally whiffs on. The two sides come together and swing at each other. It’s amazing to watch six dudes fighting and nobody actually landing a punch. It’s like the opposite of the typewriter Shakespeare deal.
Eventually, Tank’s muscular friend lands a solid blow to Tee’s braided friend while Braid was watching Tank. He fell back with the tell-tale fencer’s response, showing that he was almost certainly concussed. Things get worse from there as Tank comes flying in to stomp on his head. His friends are busy fighting another group and what looks to be security.
After Tank attempts to pick Braid’s pockets, the fight seems to fall apart and everyone scatters.
The crowd begins to be concerned for the unconscious fighter. One man walks up to check if he is breathing and his reaction doesn’t look good. He holds his hands up in a mix of “I don’t know” and “I don’t want to get further involved here.” However, a quick search around the web reveals the fight to actually be in Providence, Rhode Island. And while Braid looks very much dead in the video — the lack of a mention in news stories reveals that he’s probably still breathing.
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What do you think? What kicked off this fight? How is it possible to throw this many punches without hitting anyone? Does anyone in Providence own a shirt with a collar? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.