Dana White’s Power Slap made its debut on TBS on Wednesday night, and it appears that Bills’ Stefon Diggs is a big fan.
Before the show’s premiere, White addressed the controversy about the violent nature of Power Slap.
In Slap, they take 3 to 5 slaps per event. Fighters in boxing take 300 to 400 punches a fight.
Oh, you're disgusted by it? Watch The Voice.pic.twitter.com/1kNUqX2uEL
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) January 17, 2023
“We spend the money to make sure we have two healthy people in there and proper medical attention during and after the fight,” White said. “These are all the things we need to educate people on, just like we needed to educate people on mixed martial arts.”
“In Slap, they take three-to-five slaps per event. Fighters in boxing take 300-400 punches per fight. And guess what: you know what my answer to that is? If you don’t f*cking like it, don’t watch it! Nobody’s asking you to watch this. Oh, you’re disgusted by it? Watch ‘The Voice.’”
It didn’t take long during the first ep of Power Slap for people to feel uncomfortable with the sport.
Yooo… Dana White really just created the most Savage sport since the Gladiator days… 😮 pic.twitter.com/qImmgGalO2
— Fight Haven (@FightHaven) January 19, 2023
Diggs, however, was genuinely curious about Power Slap and provided some hilarious commentary throughout the episode on social media.