UPDATE TO ARTICLE, JAN. 6, 2023 – ONE DAY AFTER PUBLISHING – UFC officials contacted MyMMANews to state, “Dana White’s Power Slap is only delayed by a week and is officially set to debut on January 18 on TBS.”
Yesterday’s report stated that TBS Network had pulled all mention of Dana White’s Power Slap League just days before the television network was set to launch the new promotion created by UFC President Dana White.
TBS pulled the programming from the network’s schedule and all references of it from the network’s website as well.
The new venture was set to debut next week following AEW Wrestling, but it appears the network had second thoughts, presumably in relation to video recently released of White slapping his wife during an altercation on New Year’s Eve.
Representatives from TBS and Warner Media have not issued an official statement.
White planned to launch Power Slap League after other organizations recently found success in the newly formed sort. The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted to regulate and allow slap fighting to take place in the state while approving White’s plans for Power Slap League at a recent meeting.
After rules and regulations were put in place, White announced the deal with TBS to broadcast Power Slap League with the events being filmed at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
According to the update, it appears that Dana White’s Power Slap League is a go.
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