UFC President Dana White’s new “sports” venture, the Power Slap League, is not without controversy.
The slapping contest is exactly what it sounds like. Participants slap each other and see who can handle the impact best.
Not surprisingly, it has been criticized by fans and the media, and Harvard Ph.D. It has been denounced by Chris Nowinski. and former professional wrestler who is co-founder and president of the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
“this is so sad,” Nowinski tweeted, including a clip from last night’s Power Slap debut. “Take note of the fencing posture with the first brain injury. He may never be the same. @danawhite And @TBSNetwork be ashamed of. Pure exploitation. What’s next, ‘Who can survive the stabbing?’
The video shared by Nowinski has drawn strong reactions from the world of Twitter.
“It’s really stupid,” said DAZN’s Ade Oladipo.
One fan said, “Uncle Dana really messed with this, I’ve got to be honest.”
“Crazy that people choose to do this,” said another person.
A fourth commenter said, “The stupidest game in the world is legit. Hate it.”
YouTuber Taylor Talks Comics said, “When it comes to competitive sports, Chris Nowinski is one of the most trusted voices in concussion research and overall brain injury research.” “I hope people take note of how stupid ‘Power Slap’ is and don’t watch it.”
We can’t really argue with any of these techs.
Even taking the health risks out of the equation for a second, this is an incredibly silly way to “compete” on something.