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What up everybody, and welcome back to fouseyTUBE!

―FOUSEY

Yousef Saleh "Fousey" Erakat (Arabic: يوسف صالح عريقات; born: January 22, 1990 (1990-01-22) [age 34]),[citation needed] known mononymously as Fousey (stylized as FOUSEY), is an Palestinian-American YouTube vlogger, wrestler, former prank YouTuber, and interviewer best known for the YouTube channel fouseyTUBE. He also has two other channels, Fousey and DoseOfFousey.

Personal life[]

Yousef Erakat was born in Fremont, California.[citation needed] His parents are Palestinian.[citation needed] He has two brothers Mohammad and Ahmad Erakat.[citation needed] He also has a sister named Noura Erakat.[citation needed] He initially had his videos focused on spoofing Middle Eastern culture (specifically parents), but has since evolved into prank videos, challenges and skits.

YouTube career[]

Early career[]

Yousef started his FouseyTUBE channel on 21 March 2011. He had always had a passion for entertaining folks. He began by just entertaining his family and then joined the high school play. He uploaded his first video four days later titled, fouseyTUBE Intro Parody. The video has got more than 25,000 views to date, suggesting he became popular almost instantly. Throughout 2012, he continued to upload. Yousef got his name on YouTube through his Middle Eastern Families Skit, which at the time, was a very original series. He gained many subscribers and views from these prank videos. He also grabbed the attention of media with his several social experiments. With these experiments, he managed to get on talk shows and news networks, further boosting his popularity. Yousef started to do vlogging once more on the DOSEofFOUSEY. This channel had new vlogs everyday but a few months later, Yousef put almost all his vlogs on private leaving a few and he left. He then stopped uploading for around 4 months before uploading another vlog. Fousey claims he left YouTube for business reasons such has an upcoming talk show and video shoots. Fousey is currently actively vlogging his life. His vlogging fan base is called the DOF Bruh Bruhs. He has also landed acting roles due to his popularity on YouTube and online culture in general.

Boxing career[]

Amateur career[]

Fousey vs. Slim Albaher[]

In August 2019, an English boxing company Winfinity signed YouTuber FouseyTube for a boxing match and the company booked Fousey vs. Slim Albaher boxing match. On 29 September 2019, Fousey made his boxing debut against Slim Albaher. When the first round started, Slim had the upper hand and in the third round, blood started coming out from Fousey's nose. In the fourth round, the towel was thrown and Slim won by Technical knockout. After Slim was declared the winner, he said that he loves Fousey and hugged Fousey and showed sportsmanship and ended the rivalry. After the match, both have recorded a lot together and are great friends.

Professional career[]

Fousey vs. Deji[]

In 2018, Fousey challenged American YouTuber Jake Paul and English YouTuber Deji to set foot in the boxing ring.[1] Fousey was then called out by Deji during a livestream in mid-August, claiming that his potential opponent was “nowhere near ready”. Deji later reacted to a video of Fousey sparring with fellow YouTuber Alex Wassabi on August 26, where he roasted Fousey’s boxing skills and claimed that he wanted to fly to Los Angeles to fight him. Fousey lashed out at Deji in a series of scathing Twitter posts, where he called Deji the “biggest bitch on YouTube” and even referenced his ongoing family feud with KSI. On May 18, 2021 at the YouTubers vs. TikTokers press conference, Fousey was called out by Deji as an "easy fight". Before the weigh-in, there was an altercation backstage between Fousey and Deji.[2]

On 31 July 2022, it was announced that Fousey will be fighting Deji on the undercard of MF & DAZN: X Series 001: KSI vs. Swarmz and KSI vs. Luis Alcaraz Pineda on 27 August, 2022 at the O2 Arena in London.[3] On the night of the fight, Fousey was defeated by Deji in the 3rd round via TKO.[4]

Controversies[]

First mental breakdown[]

Fousey July 15

Fousey on July 15, 2018, the same day as his first breakdown.

In the weeks leading up to July, Fousey embarked on a tour in Australia alongside Adam Saleh and his then-manager, Naz Rahman, under the banner of "ADAM meets FOUSEY." However, Fousey became increasingly dissatisfied with the venues selected by Rahman, which he felt were inadequate compared to his previous tour experiences, particularly with Roman Atwood. This dissatisfaction culminated between July 6th and 9th when Fousey confronted Rahman about the small venue sizes, with Rahman asserting that filling 50,000-seat venues was unrealistic. This exchange struck a nerve with Fousey, prompting him to declare his intent to organize an event superior to Rahman's arrangements. Subsequently, he and Saleh flew to Los Angeles to organize what would become known as Hate Dies Love Arrives. Rahman and several members of Fousey's management team, Winfinity Entertainment, declined to join Fousey for the tour. [5]

Fousey began promoting the event, claiming that he had encountered Drake and had commenced "manifesting" his attendance. On July 15, 2018, approximately 1,500 attendees gathered for the event, but it was abruptly shut down due to an alleged bomb threat, forcing the cancellation of the proceedings. The incident prompted concerns within the community as it became apparent that Fousey was grappling with mental health issues. Though the exact nature of his struggles remained unclear, it was evident that Fousey was undergoing a tumultuous episode. Following the ordeal, Fousey reflected on how the event had profoundly altered his life, recounting losses in material possessions, respect, finances, and nearly his parents' home.[6]

Saying the n-word[]

In August 2023, Fousey was streaming on Twitch as part of his subathon and singing along to Love Yourz by J. Cole when he claims he "accidentally" dropped the n-word in front of a live audience. Fousey immediately apologized to his viewers, saying that he did not mean for it to happen and was merely singing along with a hip-hop song. He also made a tweet addressing the racial slur often used to denigrate African-American people and appealed to the public not to "take it out of context."[7]

Sexual assault allegations[]

On August 6, 2023, while Twitch streaming at an airport, he encountered a woman who had been a victim of sex trafficking. After flirting and kissing, he and the woman, who was drunk, disappeared for around 20 minutes. After that he bragged that they had hooked up, however, he subsequently claimed that he was guilty and starting crying before abruptly terminating the stream. After a wave of backlash, he proceeded to take a hiatus from Twitch, citing mental health issues.[8] The day after the incident, he was provisionally banned for an officially unexplained reason on Twitch.[9] Shortly after his Twitch ban, Fousey announced that he would be streaming on Kick.[10]

Emotional abuse allegations[]

During his livestream on August 14, 2023, Fousey engaged in a heated debate with his assistant and girlfriend, Kitty. The pair engaged in a back-and-forth exchange, during which Kitty expressed her desire to spend quality time with Fousey. However, the latter seemed skeptical or unconvinced by her statements. The argument took an ugly turn when Kitty accused the streamer of being emotionally abusive.[11]

Fousey & Keemstar Feud[]

In August 2023, Fousey appeared as a guest on Bradley Martyn's podcast Raw Talk. Fousey seemingly made comments about Keemstar, as well as explaining why he parted ways with Happy Punch Promotions, which they co-founded in August 2021.[12] Daniel posted a four-minute Twitter video earlier today, claiming that "his truth" was the "reality." He brought up Fousey's most recent controversy, in which he was accused of taking advantage of a drunk woman at an airport.[13] Approximately half an hour later, Fousey took to Twitter to respond to Keemstar's sentiments. He claimed that Keemstar made him want to commit self-harm and that he was friends with Keemstar because he was "terrified" of him.[14]

The drama also included Deen TheGreat, who was was dropped by Happy Punch Promotions after allegedly signing with G7 Promotions.[15]

Second mental breakdown and arrest[]

During his livestream on August 23, 2023, Fousey got into an physical altercations with Kick streamer N3ON and YouTuber Jack Doherty. After N3ON claimed that Fousey was "far" from being a "perfect" person and made fun of his denture, the latter lost his cool and slapped the former. He also used a homophobic slur. As Fousey yelled at N3ON again and hurled something at him. Asserting that N3ON was not being "humble," Fousey demanded that he leave his home. Fousey was referred as a "beta" by Jack Doherty, which upset Fousey, who splashed a bottle of water on Doherty's face. Fousey then slapped him, before people in the house broke up the fight. Doherty would begin yelling, “you have a problem,” as Fousey was escorted out of the house.[16]

Fousey arrested

Fousey being arrested by the police.

Later that day, while in his hotel room, Fousey claimed that his life was in danger. He then dialed 911 and got into an argument with the dispatcher. A few moments later, police arrived on the scene, and things quickly spiraled. Fousey stated that he was the "most famous guy" on the internet and claimed to have received a call from someone threatening to "slit" his mother's throat. After a police officer asked him to provide some details about the person that would help identify them, Fousey began lashing out at the officials. At this point, one of the authorities approached Fousey and arrested him. While getting arrested, Fousey responded by calling the cops "dumb" for apprehending him and threatened to sue them. He was then taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.[17][18]

Subscriber Milestones[]

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

  • 1 million subscribers: January 12, 2014
  • 2 million subscribers:  March 31, 2014
  • 3 million subscribers:  July 2, 2014
  • 4 million subscribers:  September 2, 2014
  • 5 million subscribers:  March 8, 2015
  • 6 million subscribers:  June 13, 2015
  • 7 million subscribers:  September 16, 2015
  • 8 million subscribers:  January 22, 2016
  • 9 million subscribers: July 2, 2016
  • 10 million subscribers:  June 3, 2017

Video View Milestones[]

  • 1 billion video views: December 13, 2015

Trivia[]

  • Yousef has bipolar disorder but and has learned to manage it.
  • Now vlogs with his family with a different channel "The Kats Family" and says he is the happiest he has ever been in his life. Some people think he is being crazy.
  • Yousef got into a famous fake beef with fellow popular YouTuber, RiceGum in early 2017.
  • Yousef said that he won't box after losing to Slim.

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