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Dana White's Power Slap League athlete payouts SHOCKINGLY low, reveals former UFC fighter who was offered a deal

Eric Spicely (Left), Power Slap League (Middle), Dana White (Right) [Image courtesy: @spice_tv, @powerslap on Instagram, Getty]
Eric Spicely (Left), Power Slap League (Middle), Dana White (Right) [Image courtesy: @spice_tv, @powerslap on Instagram, Getty]

Dana White's Power Slap League continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. In addition to slap fighting being a controversial sport, White's league is now drawing flak for shockingly low athlete payouts.

Former UFC middleweight Eric Spicely recently revealed the Power Slap League fighter salary, claiming to have received an offer from the promotion. According to 'Zebrinha', he was offered $2000 to show and $2000 win bonus for his debut outing in Dana White's slap fighting league. Spicely wrote on Twitter:

"I was contacted to do slap league, you guys would be shocked at how much it pays... First fight was 2k and 2k."
UFC veteran Eric Spicely said he was contacted to see if he’d like to participate in the Power Slap League. Not sure what the full pay scale is, but this nugget caught my attention: https://t.co/Qlej95KmJs

Longtime MMA analyst Luke Thomas also claimed to have seen evidence of Spicely getting an offer from Power Slap League.

For folks asking if Spicely was specifically invited to the Power Slap League, I followed up with him before posting. He said he was and showed me some evidence for his claims.

In subsequent tweets, 'Zebrinha' clarified that he passed on the offer, which he estimated was a three-fight contract. Spicely further added that the winner of the entire show is likely to receive a payout of $10,000.

Eric Spicely last fought in an MMA bout under the OKTAGON banner in September 2021, suffering a first-round TKO loss. He was released from the UFC on a four-fight losing streak after a weight-cutting fiasco led to a canceled bout against Markus Perez in August 2020.


Fans slam Dana White over Power Slap League fighter payouts

Dana White has been criticized from the very onset for venturing into a spot that has been senseless as it leaves fighters with no scope to defend themselves. White further became the center of controversy after being captured on camera slapping his wife on New Year's Eve.

Although the debut of Power Slap League was pushed back a week, it finally aired on TBS on January 18 producing several gut-wrenching visuals of fighters making themselves prone to head trauma.

If that weren't enough, Dana White has now fallen further from grace in the eyes of fans for offering shockingly low payouts to slap fighters. Fans wrote:

"Dana must be stopped"
"If Dana can also somehow write it into the contracts that all participants give up their right to vote forever, I think I’d chalk this venture up as a W."
@lthomasnews Dana must be stopped
@lthomasnews If Dana can also somehow write it into the contracts that all participants give up their right to vote forever, I think I’d chalk this venture up as a W.
@lthomasnews Power Slap is gonna crash and burn. I did find the first episode quite entertaining, but it also made me realize how much I miss TUF
@lthomasnews This whole thing seems like a political statement for Dana. And a test of who is so loyal to him that they’ll support him even when he’s totally wrong. It’s sad seeing Jason Herzog, Forest Griffin, and Conor supporting it.
@lthomasnews Not surprising for me at all. Dana saw those payout numbers and thought "JACKPOT!"Greed is always the answer
@lthomasnews @Grabaka_Hitman Minimum wage brain damage
@lthomasnews oh that's DIRTY! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/g2legNhWba
@lthomasnews I said it before, the slap league was just Dana’s way to watch knockouts for much less pay. So sad.
@lthomasnews All that CTE just for this 😭

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