“I don’t know about you, but I am excited to see how the Nevada Athletic Commission plans to regulate the rules of the sport,” Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ said on air. “Like, are you allowed to flinch? Can I use my moves from school? Is Will Smith the reigning champ? Is that how it works?
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Noah’s roast comes on the heels of the announcement that UFC President Dana White and former owner, Lorenzo Fertitta, together will launch Dana White’s Power Slap League later this year. UFC chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein and ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ producer Craig Piligian are listed as the LLC’s managers
“You know what I would propose to make the sport more exciting?” Noah asked on the show. “You know how in wrestling they trash talk to get people going, and then in boxing they do the weigh-in where they challenge each other. What they should do for slap fighting is they should have each fighter say something first that warrants them getting slapped, you know? ‘I never liked your mother’s cooking.’ Slap!”
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