Dana White is known to be a very controversial figure in the MMA world for a wide variety of reasons. This is mostly because of the way he has handled the issue of UFC fighters not getting the payment they truly deserve. In fact, it seems he has come under fire for underpaying fighters in his Power Slap League. That being said, White defended the low pay as well.
As previously reported, Dana White and his wife slapped each other on New Year’s Eve, something that no one at the Cabo San Lucas nightclub expected. People simply did not get just how serious this incident would turn out and how badly it would end up affecting Dana White in the long run.
TBS ended up pulling Dana White’s Power Slap show. Dana White then explained that this was due to the fact that he had to cancel a media tour. However, White has now drawn the ire of many people by underpaying his fighters in his Power Slap League.
Recently, it was revealed that Power Slap League fighters are paid a meagre amount despite the demanding nature of the sport. Ex-UFC middleweight Eric Spicely allegedly disclosed the fighter salaries, stating that he was offered a $2,000 show fee and a $2,000 win bonus for his first Power Slap League bout.
A fan on Instagram asked Dana White about the low pay after the initial reports were released. Dana White then defended the low pay by stating that MMA started with low pay as well.
“[This is] how MMA started too. Boxing undercards make this kind of money still. Educate yourself before you open the YAP.”
Oscar De La Hoya also wants Dana White to face criminal charges for slapping his wife. Dana White has also not been punished for the slapping incident. It remains to be seen what will become of Dana White’s Power Slap League in the end.
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