David Blaine Is Letting Kimbo Slice Punch Him On TV Tonight

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I hadn't heard anything on this until now, but apparently magician David Blaine is letting Kimbo Slice punch him in the gut tonight as a part of his "Dive of Death" special on ABC tonight. From Fight Linker via Cage Potato....

Last week, David Blaine stopped by Bas Rutten’s gym here in Southern California, to shoot a piece for his Dive of Death special, airing Wednesday night on ABC. The “trick” is going to be Kimbo Slice punching David Blaine in the stomach and is an homage to Houdini, whom David says is his hero (duh). I say “trick” because I don’t know what kind of trick there is to getting punched in the abdomen besides flexing and hoping for the best. Blaine explains before taping that Houdini died from injuries sustained taking punches to the stomach. [Ed. note: Bullshit.]

The rather physically fit Blaine claims he chose Kimbo because the fighter is one of the few people he fears. From my observation, it does not seem as if the magician is intimidated in conversation. But faced with Kimbo’s clenched fist before him, Blaine does look visibly nervous. He asks his audience of gym employees and Kimbo’s entourage, “Is this stupid?” Everyone grinned widely back.

I won’t spoil the fun but there’s no illusion involved to this bit. David Blaine simply stands in the middle of the cage, lifts up his shirt to prove he’s not hiding any protective material, and asks Kimbo to punch him. And after? Kimbo is wowed by David Blaine’s resistance to his gut shot.
I personally would love to see Blaine get punched in the dome (somewhat kidding), because I can't stand his ass, but I'll take a gut shot. Seriously though, I don't think you could pay me to take a punch from an MMAer. I mean, I'm up for offers, but it would take a heck of a lot of green. The special airs tonight at 9pm and I'll try to get video of the "stunt" up either later tonight or tomorrow morning.

Kimbo Slice to Gutpunch David Blaine on TV Tonight (Cage Potato)
Magician David Blaine Attempts Suicide (Fight Linker)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:04 PM


He's no Cannonball Homer.

GMoney said...
Sep 24, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

AA, how much would you take to be punched in the gut by AA Hates ESPN? $100?

Anonymous said...
Sep 24, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

Do they show Blaine after he soils himself?

Anonymous said...
Sep 24, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

Not sure if the ed. note is yours or the original author's, but yes, Houdini DID die from a punch to the stomach: the punch ruptured his appendix because he didn't flex his abdominal muscles the right way or the guy punched him before he was ready or something, and he died on Halloween.

Rambling? Yes. True? Totally. Go Wikipedia that mess.

B. Coli said...
Sep 24, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

Oh that's the other site's note. Not sure why they added that.

Sep 24, 2008, 4:37:00 PM  

I'd give my first born child to punch David Blaine in the face.

Dan W said...
Sep 24, 2008, 4:40:00 PM  

The Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houdini#Death

Andy said...
Sep 24, 2008, 4:45:00 PM  

AA, thanks in advance for posting so I don't actually have to watch this shit.

Mark Mc said...
Sep 24, 2008, 5:23:00 PM  

Tarbash: Then I punch my chest...and it disappears, into the crowd!

Sep 24, 2008, 5:28:00 PM  

Let Alicia Sacramone knock this motherfucker upside the head one time.

Scott said...
Sep 24, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

Hrm, isn't David Blaine currently hanging upside down for 72 hours straight in New York right now?

sag969 said...
Sep 24, 2008, 5:55:00 PM  

wonder if Kimbo can kick him in the nuts while he's at it.

Patrick said...
Sep 24, 2008, 6:05:00 PM  

And this will be delayed by Adolph Bush the 43rd's little explainationing of the economic bailout of all the mortage peoples on ABC.

JamesCraven said...
Sep 24, 2008, 7:44:00 PM  

Holy fuck! John Saunders is hosting!

JamesCraven said...
Sep 24, 2008, 9:21:00 PM  

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