Why health experts are outraged over Dana White’s Slap League? Check here
UFC president Dana White’s new brainchild ‘Slap League’ has taken the world by storm. ‘Power Slap: Road To The Title’ launched by UFC president Dana White, has been facing a lot of scrutiny for the controversial nature of the game.
The TV show, which premiered on January 18 (Wednesday), will feature eight episodes that its creators have claimed that all are unscripted.
Points are scored based on the slapper’s effectiveness and the defender’s recovery time, with the traditional 10-point must system that MMA and boxing implement also being used to score contests.
The Slap Fight Championship in Romania has been giving a lot of negative impressions as many have expressed their dissent with such injury-prone sporting events. One of the most devastating footage emerged from a slap match between Sorin Comsa and Alexandru Gorczyca.
In one of the videos which is now going viral on social media, Sorin Comsa was whacked with a devastating blow by Gorczyca, but remained on feet.
He instantly started tapping the top of his head – telling officials the hit from his rival had missed his mark, the rules restrict players from hitting the temple, orbit, nose, ear or larynx. However, a 30-second clip showed horrific disfigurement Comsa’s face suffered.
The entire left side of his face was left a swollen and bloody mess as the barbaric nature of the sport was laid bare for all to see. Meanwhile, Neurologist Chris Nowinski, a former wrestler and CEO of Concussion Legacy Foundation, has claimed that the show was ‘pure exploitation.’
“This is so sad. Note the fencing posture with the first brain injury. He may never be the same. @danawhite & @TBSNetwork should be ashamed. Pure exploitation. What’s next, “Who can survive a stabbing”? wrote Mr. Nowinski.
The show begins with warning;
The following program features activities that are dangerous and or may expose participants to the risk of serious injury. Do not attempt to re-create or re-enact these activities.