Former UFC fighter reveal shockingly low payout for Power Slap League

Former UFC fighter reveal shockingly low payout for Power Slap League
Published on Jan 27, 2023, 8:49:46 PM

The Power Slap League, created by Dana White, keeps making news for all the wrong reasons. Slap fighting is a contentious sport, and White's organisation is currently facing criticism for its shockingly low compensation.

Eric Spicely, a former middleweight fighter in the UFC and a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 23, termed the salary for the Power Slap League "f****** nuts."

He recently disclosed the pay of Power Slap League competitors after claiming to have received an offer from the league. For his first appearance in Dana White's slap fighting league, he claimed that he was offered a $2000 appearance fee and a $2000-win bonus.

Spicely stated that he declined the Power Slap offer and never received a contract, which he assumed was similar to The Ultimate Fighter in that competitors received tiny salary raises for victories. He said that the overall payoff for the reality show's winner was somewhere in the neighbourhood of $10,000 and that the contract covered three slap fights.

Spicely had two separate UFC careers, going 2-5 (12-8 overall) and most notably defeating future Light Heavyweight title contender Thiago Santos by rear-naked choke submission in the first round in September 2016. Spicely recently competed for OKTAGON MMA in September of 2021.

Salary information for the Power Slap League is provided to the Nevada Athletic Commission, which oversees the competition but no longer makes salary information available to the public after changing its disclosure guidelines in 2020.

Due to its defenceless character, which allowed the participants to freely snap headshots, the league has attracted lots of criticism and health issues in its initial periods.

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