UFC president Dana White ‘Power Slap’ fighting league has been removed from the lineup of TBS.
White is widely credited for pioneering the advancement of mixed martial arts as a mainstream sport. He bought the tanking UFC along with close friends and proven businessmen Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta for $2 million. He managed to turn around the company into the most elite MMA promotion on the planet and sold it for more than $4 billion.
Dana White ‘Power Slap’ fighting league removed from TBS lineup after recent controversy
Dana White was gearing up for the launch of his freshly-minted slap fighting competition called ‘Power Slap.’ He took interest in the prospect after noticing many videos of similar Russian contests going viral. The promotion was set to premiere on Jan. 11 on TBS. However, the recent controversy saw the show get removed from the lineup.
“Dana White’s Power Slap League has been removed from the TBS programming schedule ahead of its expected launch on Jan. 11,” MMA rpeorter Damon Martin wrote on Twitter. “The Power Slap page was also removed from the TBS website. Warner Media has not responded to multiple messages asking for comment.”
White was seen slapping his wife on tape
White was in San Lucas Cabo with his family and friends to celebrate the new year. During a visit to a popular nightclub, White got into a physical altercation with his wife, Anne. TMZ shared a video of the incident where Anne can be seen slapping White before he slapped her right back and followed up with more slaps.
Dana White issued a public apology for the incident and stated that there were no excuses. Regardless, there has been speculation about White’s future as the head of the UFC and whether the new slap-fighting promotion will continue as planned.
No official announcements from TBS have been made yet about the premiere.