"But I don't wanna be hurt!" he added. "What I want you to do is punch me in slow motion, and what we'll do is I'll react in slow motion, and then we'll speed it up so it looks like you punched me really hard."
MBJ was down, but he wanted to "do it right." With the audience as his witness, he instructed Kimmel to sip some water and hold it in his mouth. When the actor struck Kimmel's face, Kimmel was to spit it out dramatically, making it look like authentic spit.
"On the count of three, alright?" MJB said to his next pretend victim. "One, two, three."
Kudos to Kimmel, who made it look quite believable -- and the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" team, who made sure the backdrop behind him "shattered" to pieces when he flew back.
MBJ also chatted about shooting a scene with Kimmel that wound up being cut from "Creed II," posing alongside a real wolf for his GQ cover, and how he plans on celebrating Thanksgiving this year.