Dana White's Power Slap league is not Joe Rogan's "cup of tea"

Dana White (left) and Joe Rogan (right)
Dana White (left) and Joe Rogan (right)

Dana White's latest combat sports project, the Power Slap League, is not the biggest hit with long-time friend and colleague Joe Rogan.

The rules of slap-fighting are relatively simple. Opponents stand at arm's length and take turns slapping each other in the face until one person gets knocked out.

Rogan recently had Sean O'Malley on The Joe Rogan Experience, and the pair discussed White's new venture into slap-fighting. The podcast host stated that he is not the biggest fan of slap-fighting but admitted that he would most likely watch the fights.

Rogan stated:

"I love Dana, and I would be a hypocrite if I said I wouldn't watch this, because I will watch it. But it's not my cup of tea. What I like is problem-solving, I like puzzles. What I like is Sean O'Malley and Petr Yan. This f***ing Russian assassin is rushing the gates and you're kicking and moving away."

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Dana White's Power Slap League not only has Joe Rogan feeling uneasy, but many health professionals too. The rate of concussions and inability to defend yourself has many doctors worried about the fate of those on the receiving end of a powerful slap.

Dana White claims his involvement in slap-fighting ensures the "sport" is "much safer"

Dana White recently announced a new slap-fight promotion called Power Slap League.

The UFC president will be the face of the promotion and appears to be ecstatic over its launch. Despite the various health concerns expressed by health professionals, Dana White claims that the sport will be much safer with his involvement.

According to the UFC president, the health and safety of slap-fighting competitors are of paramount importance to the promotion.

During the inaugural press conference of the Power Slap League, White said the following:

"I'm really into this, I like it. The other thing is, this stuff [slap-fights] is going on. I know that when we announced this there was a lot of concern about health and safety with some guys. Us getting involved guarentees that it's going to be much safer, it's gonna continue to go on. I like it, I'm into it."

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission, arguably the biggest combat sports commission in the world, recently approved Dana White's promotion.

The UFC president gave credit to the commission for helping make the sport more mainstream. According to White, NSAC helped facilitate a standardized set of rules, a set of rankings and extensive health care testing.

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