UFC President Dana White is a polarizing personality within the mixed martial arts community. That being said, he is a very cunning businessman and makes sure whatever he touches turns to gold. In fact, White recently touted his Power Slap League’s numbers, which are apparently unbelievable.
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.
Despite all the criticism meted out against the show, it has turned out to be a massive hit online. In fact, the upcoming seasons of the Power Slap League will be streaming on the Rumble Streaming service.
White has suggested that the Power Slap League may expand internationally in the future. Despite facing criticism for giving the unconventional sport a televised platform, the league has been hugely successful online since its debut in January.
White has expressed his intention to continue building the competition, with plans for upcoming seasons in the works. During a post-fight press conference at UFC 286, he was asked about the possibility of taking the Power Slap League international.
White responded positively, stating that the numbers were “baffling” and “unbelievable”. He also revealed that the president of the league had been receiving international calls over the past several days, suggesting interest from around the world.
Despite initial skepticism, White is confident in the future of the Power Slap League, stating that people should “watch what we do with this thing in the next two years”.
“The numbers are, it’s baffling, it’s unbelievable and baffling but at the same time when I looked at this thing back in 18 and it had 350 million views coming out of, you know, with the production value that it had everything else. My big question was, ‘What would happen if it was done right?’ and we found out.
Tonight, Frank, who is the president of the company hit me up and said that he’s been fielding international calls over the last several days. You know, a lot of people were sh*tting on this thing, watch what we do with this thing in the next two years.”
Dana White also revealed that the second season of the show might be filmed on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Regardless, we will have to wait and see whether the Power Slap League continues to be successful.
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