Dana White has garnered a reputation as a highly controversial figure in the MMA industry, due to a range of issues. This includes his handling of fighter pay, with many accusing him of not fairly compensating UFC athletes for their efforts. White also launched his Power Slap League recently and now made a huge claim about its position against WWE.
As previously reported, Dana White and his wife got into a physical altercation on New Year’s Eve, an event that took those present at the Cabo San Lucas nightclub by surprise. The severity of the incident and its impact on Dana White in the long term was not fully understood at the time.
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. Dana White also defended Power Slap League’s insanely low pay.
While speaking during the post-event press conference of UFC Fight Night 218, UFC President Dana White claimed that Power SlLap League gets 10 million views per post from TikTok, which is far more than what WWE does.
I mean, the social media and digital is insane [for ‘Power Slap’]. I don’t know if you guys have looked at that, but on TikTok you know, we average 10 million views per post… and to put it into perspective, the WWE does 1.5 million, the UFC does 770,000, the NFL does 545,000, we’re pulling 10 million.
When you look at the TV show and the spot that we’re at and everything, everything that they put on that network [TBS] coming from AEW has failed… We hold 47 to 50 percent of the AEW crowd and we’re number two every night, with men in all of cable behind the NBA.”
Oscar De La Hoya also wants Dana White to face criminal charges for slapping his wife. Dana White’s Power Slap League has gotten mixed reception so far as well. Regardless, we’ll have to see how the show will continue to fare in the coming weeks.
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