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YouTube star Logan Paul slapped a man so hard in the face he knocked him unconscious

Lindsay Dodgson , Business Insider US
 May 25, 2019, 09:59 AM
Logan Paul was practicing for a slapping competition in Russia.
Logan Paul / Twitter
  • YouTube star Logan Paul was filmed slapping a man so hard it knocked him out cold.
  • Paul was practicing for an upcoming slapping contest in Russia.
  • He has since said he has decided to pull out of the competition because he does not have the "desire to participate in an event that can result in serious injury to virtually anyone competing."
  • "I have the deepest respect for the sport and athletes involved," he wrote in a statement. "However, I feel my decision will preserve the health and wellness of everyone competing."
  • Footage of the brutal sport shows that knocking each other out is fairly common.
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YouTuber Logan Paul uploaded a video to his Twitter page showing him slapping a man so hard in the face he knocked him unconscious.

Paul is famous on the platform for his vlogs and diss tracks, but has become more infamous in the mainstream media for his fierce boxing rivalry with KSI, and for filming a dead body in Japan in 2018.

Paul has recently been training for a slapping competition, which is hosted in Russia. The 24-year-old creator has shown how he's been practicing in recent Instagram stories.

However, after filming his most recent practice, Paul has decided to back out of the competition. In the video, you see Paul lining up his slap, before going in with full force. The man drops to his knees and appears to be out cold, and people rush to his aid.

"Due to an unforeseen and unfortunate event that took place during practice today, I have decided not to participate in the upcoming slap competition," he wrote in a statement.

"Based on today's incident and the aftermath, it became clear that I don't have the desire to participate in an event that can result in serious injury to virtually anyone competing.

"I have the deepest respect for the sport and athletes involved; however, I feel my decision will preserve the health and wellness of everyone competing."

He signed off with by Generation Iron, the promoter of the event, and said he would remain a fan of the sport.

On May 17, Generation Iron uploaded a video to YouTube announcing Paul's involvement, showing a taste of what he could expect in the competition. From the footage, it looks like knocking each other out is simply part of competing in this brutal sport.

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