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Conor McGregor wants to fight Nate Diaz in Dana Whites Power Slap League

Conor McGregor wants to fight Nate Diaz in Dana White’s Power Slap League

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor says that the new sport of power slapping is growing on him, so much so that he would like to compete against Nate Diaz in Dana White’s newly launch Power Slap League.

“This power slap championships is growing on me. Who doesn’t like watching good quality clatters hahaha,” McGregor wrote on Twitter.

White revealed during the UFC 281 fight week that an eight-episode deal is in place for Power Slap to air on TBS beginning in January. Last month the new league gained acceptance from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

McGregor continued the discussion by asking questions about the sport’s rulings.

“Is it a flip of a coin who gets to go first? How long do they have to recover before they get to throw their counter? Or is it over if they’re ko’d? Fascinating. I’m attending one of these 100%. Is this Dana’s ? Wtf is this madness Dana hahaha. I’m in.”

McGregor even suggested this his highly anticipated trilogy bout against now free agent Nate Diaz take place in Dana White’s Power Slap League.

“Me Vs Nate on it for the title hahahaha maybe that’s a title you’d have a better chance of coming close to winning Nate you little slapper hahahaha,” he wrote.

McGregor and Diaz each have a win over one another in mixed martial arts.

To answer McGregor’s questions about the rules about power slap, see below.

Two competitors take turns delivering powerful open hand strikes to each other’s faces until one wins the match.

Rules below are from the Power Slap League website

WHO STRIKES FIRST?
A coin toss or seeding method will determine who gets to elect to slap or defend first.

THE CLOCK
30 seconds to slap. 30 seconds to recover. Repeat.

DIVISIONS
Mens and Womens division.

WEIGHT CLASSES
Consistent with MMA.

ROUNDS
The number of rounds depends on the format, with the minimum being 3.

In each round, both competitors have the opportunity to deliver a single strike to their opponent’s face. And the obligation to receive their opponent’s strike in return.

METHOD OF VICTORY
KO, TKO and points.

Like boxing and MMA, Power Slap judging is based on a “10-point must system,” with a round winner scoring 10 points and the opponent scoring 9 or fewer.

Judging criteria is based on the strikers effectiveness, as well as the defender’s reaction and recovery time.

FOULS
Striker fouls include clubbing, stepping, illegal wind-up and delay of game.

Defender fouls include flinching, blocking and delay of game.

Foul consequences include warnings, point deduction, loss of strike, re-strike and disqualification.

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