UFC president Dana White is entering into the slap sport.
The longtime president of the UFC introduced a brand new hanging competitors referred to as Power Slap throughout a press convention on Friday.
The brand new enterprise will pit women and men opponents from around the globe to showcase “power, technique and resolve.”
The game options two opponents going through one another exchanging open-handed hits to the face one after one other till one wins the match.
Alongside the brand new collection, which is about to launch in early 2023, White introduced a take care of TBS for an eight-part tv collection. Friday’s press launch states opponents will vie to earn a spot in “the cast house” and Power Slap rankings.
“The sport of slap fighting is about to go to a whole new level,” White stated on the Power Slap press convention at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor.
“The production level will be through the roof … everything about this thing is going to the next level.”
White is collaborating with former UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and tv producer Craig Piligian.
White added the collection has been sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Fee (NSAC) – the primary slap league to take action – with outlined guidelines, rankings, weight lessons and “extensive medical testing.”
“I’ve been working on this since 2017. I saw some footage of slap fighting on social media and I was instantly hooked. From the first day I saw it, I felt like this could be big. I knew what needed to be done to make it a real sport just like we did with MMA,” stated White.
Final month, White put out an all-call through social media telling followers: “If you have ever professionally slapped, or think you can, email a video to our casting team.”
A coin toss will decide the choice of whether or not or not the winner wish to slap or defend first. There might be a 30 second clock to ship the slap, and one other 30 seconds for restoration. The minimal variety of rounds for every competitors might be three.
Victory might be decided through knockout, TKO, or by factors. Like boxing and MMA, Power Slap judging is predicated on a “10-point must system,” with a spherical winner scoring 10 factors and the opponent scoring 9 or fewer.
In accordance with the Power Slap web site: “judging criteria is based on the striker’s effectiveness, as well as the defender’s reaction and recovery time.”
Striker fouls embrace “clubbing, stepping, illegal wind-up and delay of game.” Defender fouls embrace “flinching, blocking and delay of game.”
Warnings, level deduction, lack of strike, re-strike and disqualification may be adjudged if fouls are assessed.