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Fight Club in Union Square, New York City

The movie Fight Club is almost a decade old, but the theme is still going strong. One day, Jeff of And I Am Not Lying blog got a cryptic text from his friend "Fight Club in Union Square. GET HERE." When Jeff got there, he saw hundreds of people watching people beat the tar out of each other (and apparently, having fun doing so!):

They could have been watching some awesome breakdancing group or an unusually good street magician. But instead, two shirtless guys were flopping around on the ground, grunting and grating one another’s faces across the cobblestones. One guy pinned the other and a shirtless ref called the match. Both fighters leapt up, gave each other the universally-approved one-armed bro-hug and left the ring together, laughing.

A number of shirtless, scraped-up men paced the perimeter of the circle, alternately refereeing and answering questions. The rules were simple: find a partner, get in the ring. No face shots, tapping out ends the fight. No settling scores, just fighting for the fun of fighting. No experience or discernible skill required.

A couple of emo-hipsters in matching floppy sideways haircuts and matching white belts got into the act, proving that one does not inherit martial arts skill by simply being Asian.

One of them actually SMOKED during the fight, paradoxically making himself look both tougher and more ridiculous.

Link - Thanks Jeff!

Update 6/20/08: More photos from And I Am Not Lying For Real - Thanks Jeff Simmermon!

1. You don't talk about fight club.

2. You don't talk about fight club.

3. When someone says stop, or goes limp, even if he's just faking it, the fight is over.

4. Only two guys to a fight.

5. One fight at a time.

6. They fight without shirts or shoes.
7. The fights go on as long as they have to.

8. If this is your first night at fight club, you have to fight.
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There were fight clubs long before that book was ever written

This seems weak, at least from the videos they have. If one real fighter shows up every one of these guys is going to get destroyed
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"bro hug" hahahaha.

Maybe the fist bump would have been better for the situation, but be careful there are rules when it comes to fist bumping.

Fist Bump Rules:
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Sid : Too bad somebody didn’t give a few of them knives. That would have been more fun to watch and would have cleaned out some of the debris from society.

Hahahaha!!! Agree with you!!!
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I have read fight club and the guy who wrote it said i have no idea who would start a fight club just the thought of gettig someone elses blood on me is frightning yeah with all the STD out there i wouldnt want anyones fluids on me
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