Domi vs Wahlberg
When I posted this rather random question on my personal Facebook page last week, I got a flurry of responses quicker than the time I posted a pic of my dog wearing a xmas sweater. I know nothing about boxing or hockey but I wanted to know what my friends thought after the National Post recently reported that Mark Wahlberg challenged Tie Domi, his longtime chum of 23 years, to a friendly fight at Air Canada Center. Would you pay to see this match? And who would you put your money on?In less than fifteen minutes, I got the following responses (mostly from guys)…
“Domi would rip him apart! It’s not the movies!”
“Most guys will say Tie, most ladies will say Mark.”
“Best question I’ve heard all day LOL. It isn’t on ice, so I’d probably say Marky Mark. But is he all show and no go?! Neither are tall, so no reach advantage…it goes to the judges, Walberg wins in a decision.”
“Husband says Mark Wahlberg!”
“Domi. Boxing and hockey are not the same.”
“Domi will sweater Wahlberg and then hammer him with uppercuts to the chin. So I go with Tie, unless of course Mark is shirtless, which come to think of it, he often is.”
“If you put Mark and Domi in a cage with no rules. Hands down Domi.”
To be honest, I don’t know enough about either of them to form an opinion, but as a girl obsessed with the t.v. show Sons Of Anarchy–where mano-e-mano fist fights break out between the bikers every few episodes – I am certain that if this Domi vs Wahlberg scenario were to play out in reality, both men would leave with pretty nasty scars. Which brings me to the skin care lesson here: Scars! Ha, and you thought I was going to impress you some hockey and/or boxing knowledge? Sorry to disappoint!
There are several different types of scars that Domi and Wahlberg could get from this fight:
- Hypertrophic scars are raised, red scars that are similar to keloids (below) but do not go beyond the boundary of the injury. Treatments include injections of steroids to reduce inflammation or silicone sheets, which flatten the scar.
- Keloid scars are the result of an overly aggressive healing process. They extend beyond the original injury. Over time, a keloid scar may hamper movement. Treatments include surgery to remove the scar, steroid injections, or silicone sheets to flatten the scar. Smaller keloids can be treated using cryotherapy (freezing therapy using liquid nitrogen). You can also prevent keloid formation by using pressure treatment or gel pads with silicone when you are injured. Keloid scars are most common among people with dark skin.
- Contracture scars are the result of burnt skin (what can happen if Domi came at Wahlberg with a blow torch). These scars tighten skin, which can impair your ability to move. Contracture scars may also go deeper, affecting muscles and nerves.
There are many options to treat deeper scars including dermabrasion or a series of laser treatments performed at a skin clinic, such as DLK on Avenue, and skin grafts done by a surgeon. This procedure involves using skin from another area of your body.
While many scars fade and become less noticeable over time, something tells me that Wahlberg would opt to get them zapped off. I’m not saying that he’s a pretty boy (ya I saw him in The Fighter) but, unlike Domi, his face is his livelihood…then again, scars on guys are sexy, no? Come to think of it, after this fight Wahlberg could revive his infamous character from Boogie Nights. Dirk Diggler as Scar Face.
Now I’d pay to see that!
Who would you put your money on?