The Tragedy Academy
Jan. 17, 2023

Detention Episode: Professional Fighter Pearl Gonzalez - "The Slappening"

Detention Episode: Professional Fighter Pearl Gonzalez -

In this special nighttime detention episode of the Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay and co-host Gary welcome special guest Pearl Gonzalez, a professional boxer and MMA fighter known for her power in combat sports. Pearl is a rising star in the fighting world, and she's here to talk about her career, aspirations, and life. Oh yeah, and to slap the hell out of Gary for an opportunity to be in Dana White’s new PowerSlap league. 

Key Discussion Points:

🥊 Introducing special guest Pearl Gonzalez, a professional boxer and MMA fighter

🥋 Discussion on Pearl's career, aspirations, and life

👋 Pearl conducts a tryout for the show by slapping Gary, who is the executive producer of the soon-to-be-released reality TV show Powerslap

✊ The importance of representation and setting an example for those in lower socioeconomic backgrounds

🏙️ Pearl shares her own humble beginnings, growing up in the Chicago streets with drug-addicted family members

🕊️ The power of hope and the impact of family, including the host's grandmother, who is currently battling cancer and using Pearl's fighting spirit as inspiration

🧠 The different forms of expression and the physical and mental toll of combat sports and how it can affect not just the physical body but also the mental and emotional well-being of the fighters

😶 Importance of determination and love for fighting to overcome losses and setbacks in the sport

🏌️ The difficulty of getting a good slap right off the bat, comparing it to golfing and the need for proper technique and training

Pearl opens up about her humble beginnings, growing up in the rough streets of Chicago with drug-addicted family members. Despite the odds stacked against her, she was able to find her passion for fighting and use it as a way to turn her life around. She talks about the importance of representation and setting an example for those in lower socioeconomic backgrounds and how her story can inspire others to chase their dreams. And how she is driven to remain an inspiration for her nieces and nephews. 

But the episode isn't all serious talk. Pearl also conducts a tryout for Dana White's new Powerslap League by slapping Gary, the executive producer of the soon-to-be-released reality TV show Powerslap. The moment is ridiculous yet enlightening, as Pearl shows off her powerful slaps, and Gary provides commentary on the technicalities of getting a good slap.

The conversation also delves into the difficulty of getting a good slap right off the bat, comparing it to golfing and mentioning that some fighters train on watermelons to get the right technique. They also talk about the mental aspect of training, including using a picture of an opponent to stay focused and motivated.

Throughout the episode, Pearl also talks about the different forms of expression and the physical and mental toll of the sport. She discusses the traumatic nature of the sport and how it can affect not just the physical body but also the mental and emotional well-being of the fighters. She also talks about the importance of determination and love for fighting to overcome the losses and setbacks in the sport.

The episode ends with a discussion about the power of hope and the impact of family, including the host's grandmother battling cancer and using Pearl's fighting spirit as inspiration. This episode is not only a hilarious and entertaining listen, but it's also an enlightening look at the power of determination, hope, and the impact of representation. It's definitely an episode worth tuning in for.

Instagram: ( @pearlgonzalez )  https://www.instagram.com/pearlgonzalez/ 

Twitter: ( @PearlGonzalez ) https://twitter.com/PearlGonzalez

 Facebook: ( @pearlgonzalez ) https://www.facebook.com/pearl.gonzalez.2020/

Powerslap: https://www.Powerslap.com

Instagram ( @powerslap ) https://www.instagram.com/powerslap/

Instagram ( @danawhite ) https://www.instagram.com/danawhite/

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