Excessive performances of one-upsmanship that pervade athletics are more blatant in sports such as basketball, football, and MMA. To be fair, one-upping competitors/colleagues is part of capitalist culture. It's even part of the woodwork in the academe - think about some ways that academicians get rewarded in grad school, promoted as faculty, and promoted in think tanks.
Back to sport, this happens in ping pong too? Check out the moves this guy makes to emasculate his opponent.
For sure, humor has a function in our lives.