Exclusive: Yana Kunitskaya Rips ‘Terrible’ Power Slap League: ‘I Can’t Understand How It’s Legal’

'Power Slap' takes a hit from Kunitskaya.

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Yana Kunitskaya isn’t a fan of ‘Dana White’s Power Slap League’.

‘This Looks Terrible’

On Wednesday, ‘Power Slap’ made its TV premiere on TBS, but not without drawing criticism for its brutal knockouts. Following not too long after a brain doctor’s judgement, the former UFC title challenger is the latest to criticize the new promotion. 

“It looks terrible,” Kunitskaya told Middle Easy. “I watched some— first, I can’t see any interest in who watches this, like what’s interesting about this? I saw some knockouts, this looks terrible. I don’t know how it’s legal.

“But if they put like big money on this, probably there is so many people who like it. I think no one push, I don’t know how we call these people— they’re not fighters, they’re like athletes. Yeah, maybe athletes who no one pushed them to do this. But I think it’s so dangerous, so dangerous for health. I don’t see, I can’t understand how it’s legal and it looks terrible. I can’t watch this.”

The Future Of Power Slap

While ‘Power Slap’ may not be for everyone (especially not Kunitskaya), ‘Foxy’ believes the promotion can ‘make it work’ with the helping hand of the UFC there to promote it. 

“I think UFC have so much power,” Kunitskaya said, when asked about if Power Slap will survive its first season. “Dana White and like some other people have so much power. I think if they want, they can promote it so much. And now everyone speak about this, not speak good, but you know, everyone speak about this. So, uh, I believe they can make it grow, make it work.”

Yana Kunitskaya is set to return to action at UFC San Antonio, where she takes on former champ Holly Holm on March 25th.

Published on January 23, 2023 at 2:14 pm
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