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Da Crazy Hawaiian, rising slap fight star

The future of slap fighting in the United States — UFC President Dana White is an advocate of the sport — just might be in the palm of the Da Crazy Hawaiian’s hand.

Slap fighting, yes the art of striking another fighter with an open hand for sport, is the latest head-turning spectacular.

“Some people just need to be slapped,” Da Crazy Hawaiian said.

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Trying to poke fun at the slap-until-you’re-knocked out-sport would be, yes, a slap in the face to the Da Crazy Hawaiian.

He might take offense, but Layne Kailiilauokekoa Viernes — his actual name — can handle the pain.

He has has dished out the fiercest open-hand smacks in the United States in his bid to be the most punishing slapper in slap fighting.

The soundtrack from his highlight reel of slaps sounds like the constant cracking

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Phoenix Rising place Junior Flemmings, Rick Schantz on leave

An alleged anti-gay slur from Phoenix Rising player Junior Flemmings against Collin Martin of the San Diego Loyal, who is openly gay, prompted Martin’s team to walk off the pitch on Wednesday in the USL Championship, the second tier of U.S. pro soccer.

A day later, Phoenix announced that Flemmings was being placed on administrative leave while the team and USL investigate the matter.

Phoenix coach Rick Schantz has also reportedly been placed on leave, though the team claimed it was for an unrelated matter.

In the incident, Flemmings allegedly called Martin a “batty boy,” an anti-gay Jamaican slur. Martin publicly came out in 2018.

Martin informed the referee, who got confused and issued Martin a red card after thinking Martin was using anti-gay language. The confusion was eventually cleared up, but that didn’t stop San Diego from taking a knee at the start of the second half and

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