UFC president Dana White defends Power Slap league, claiming commission is working on improving safety

Dana White is one of the negotiators in the combat sports arena; his latest venture was the Power Slap League, which was supposed to start streaming on January 11, 2023, but was pushed back one week due to his wife’s beating controversy.

“It’s insanely entertaining, and people are gonna like it.” White on PSL: “We pushed it back a week because I was supposed to do a whole media tour, which obviously wasn’t going to happen when I got back.”

But after premiering the first episode, the netizens started massively criticizing the sports genre due to its lack of safety for the fighters.

But the UFC president assured the fans that they have spent enough money to ensure the safety of the slapper and that there will be a proper medical setup present during the clash.

“We spend the money to make sure that we have two healthy people in there with proper medical attention during and after the fight.”


The American millionaire has identified the source of the criticism, claiming that people are not as knowledgeable about sports today as they were at the start of the UFC, and said that his team is working to reduce negativity and give a proper message regarding the league. 

“These are all the things we need to educate people on, just like we needed to educate people on mixed martial arts. But, in slap, they take 3-5 slaps per event. Fighters in boxing take 300-400 punches a fight. If you don’t f***ing like it, don’t watch it.”

Recently responding to a fan’s question about ensuring fair rules on Instagram, White replied,

“I hear u. The commission is working on it. Everyone is in a learning process right now. They have learned a lot since the March event and u will see that as the show goes on. But u are absolutely NOT wrong.”

In reaction to another fan’s comment, the UFC president ensured that the Power Slap League will be much safer than before.


Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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