Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: in da gym, dawg.
Well, since you're hyperventilating your brain is already suffering from a lack of oxygen, and if you press on their chest it prevents their lungs from expanding properly and keeps them from taking any deep breaths. It's the same principle as a choke, albeit through a different method. Depriving the brain of oxygen.
I'd like to point out, however, that a knockout it totally different and is much worse for you, seeing as you're actually experiencing a traumatic brain injury rather than a momentary lack of oxygen.
"I don't want them to like me, because when I'm in the ring, punches fly to the face. It is not a tenderness time. I am not falling in love. And he knows that when the fight starts I am kicking faces."
- Wanderlei Silva