Dana White Opens Up on Billionaire Ballers Michael Jordan and Lebron James’ Wild Fantasy Power Slap Matchup: “ Makes a Big Difference When He…”

Published 06/06/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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Dana White, the president of the UFC, has been controversy’s favorite sparring partner. From his bold decision to his unfiltered public remarks, the man has experienced it all in the world of combat sports. However, one of the most controversial aspects about White has been his latest venture, Power Slap.

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The recent promotion has received immense backlash from combat sports fans and athletes alike. Many have deemed it to be unsafe and unethical, but Power Slap’s popularity seems to be only rising. This is why, White has announced Power Slap 3 recently! Soon after the announcement, White appeared in an interview with ‘My Mom’s Basement’, where he discussed some fantasy Power Slap matches including some famous NBA stars.

Michael Jordan vs LeBron James – Dana White picks his winner

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One of the most attractive fantasy Power Slap match-up that White talked about was Michael Jordan vs LeBron James. Firstly, White expressed his immense respect for LeBron James as an athlete. Moreover, he also praised James’ contribution to the sport.

“I respect LeBron, what he has done, and who he is as an athlete. Never in trouble, always there for the games. Makes a big difference when he is on the team, you feel the difference when he is on the team.”

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However, when it came to the hypothetical power slap showdown, White firmly sided with Michael Jordan. White picked the ‘MJ’ and labeled him as a “killer“.

“But Jordan is my all time… and I am not even, I am a Celtics guy all my life. But Jordan’s a f**king killer.”

Muhammad Ali vs Mike Tyson in a dream Power Slap fight; White predicts who would win

The conversation then shifted to another compelling matchup: Muhammad Ali versus Mike Tyson. Both iconic figures in the world of boxing, Ali and Tyson have left an unforgettable mark on the sport. When faced with the choice, White leaned towards Tyson, citing his leverage and power as deciding factors.

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“That’s a good one. I love both those guys. I’m going to go with Tyson… Leverage, power.”

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While Ali‘s boxing skills and charisma can never be discounted, White believes that Tyson‘s sheer strength would give him the edge in a power-based contest.

What are your thoughts on these matchups? Do you also agree with White’s preferences? Do let us know in the comments below.

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Sushant Sharma

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Sushant Sharma is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports who has a keen understanding of the complex commercial nature of the sport. With a degree in Commerce from a prestigious institute, Sushant has a unique perspective on the multi-million-dollar industry that surrounds the UFC. He is an avid fan of the sport and has been following it closely since 2016.
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