Former middleweight champion of the UFC Michael Bisping can be seen giving a Power Slap League contestant a good slapping in a video that UFC president Dana White posted.
In addition to serving as a presenter for Power Slap League, Dana White’s most recent endeavour, Michael Bisping is a play-by-play commentator for UFC matches.
A fired-up Bisping is asked to “give him the honour” and smack one of the Slap League participants as he warms up for his slap contest in a promotional video that White posted on Twitter.
The athlete asked for “The Count” to smack him twice, and the man appeared glad to comply. The athlete, who is now revved up and ready to compete, hears Bisping exclaim, “You’re a f*g psycho,” near the end of the video.
Competitors (both men and women) slap each other as hard as they can in this league. The judges select the winner after three rounds. The league’s scheduled debut date of January 11, 2023, was postponed by a week after Dana White’s wife and he were seen fighting on television at a New Year’s Eve party in Mexico.
The MMA world has put Nevada State Athletic Commission under fire for approving the Power Slap League
The MMA community has criticised the Nevada State Athletic Commission for approving the Power Slap League. International MMA fans and journalists have attacked the NSAC for its weak restrictions.
This new bloody sport is now sanctioned by the NSAC. where participants aren’t allowed to make movements that could minimise the force of an upcoming slap, such lifting their shoulder, tucking their chin, or rolling with the smack. They had to keep their hands behind their backs while getting slapped. Athlete safety seems to have received little to no attention from the commission.
After receiving a serious concussion and being knocked senseless, some athletes may be seen shaking on the ground. Head injuries that result in concussions can result in headaches, memory loss, brain fog, and disorientation in the short term. The long-term effects, though, might be more important.
In a recent interview on The MMA Hour, renowned MMA journalist Ariel Helwani demanded an explanation from the NSAC for approving the Power Slap League.
“I still believe that the commissions, and Nevada in particular, appear the worst in all of this. the officials who are attached to this, including those from Nevada and the UFC. Because in my opinion, if you claim that this is something that is worthwhile of your time, that you want to be a part of, or anything similar, you are losing most, if not all, of your credibility.”