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“Forrest Trying His Hardest Not to Laugh”- Fans in Splits as UFC Legend Witnesses ‘Hard’ Slap Dana White’s Power Slap League

Published 06/08/2023, 2:45 AM EDT

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UFC President Dana White likes to see people have a go at each other, be it inside a ring or at a table. Power Slap is an American slap-fighting promotion established by White that gives a platform to slap fighters from all across the globe to partake in the competitions. It is a sport that has found the limelight only recently and Dana White, being an astute businessman and combat sports enthusiast, made a promotion out of it.

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In a recent video uploaded by the official Instagram page of Power Slap, UFC HoFer and former champion, Forrest Griffin is seen moderating and overseeing a Power Slap event. When one of the fighters gets knocked out at the competition, Griffin’s reaction warranted hilarious comments and reactions from fans across the internet.

UFC legend struggles to stop his laughter and fans join in to have a bit of ‘fun’


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When a fighter or an athlete gets knocked out, it may seem funny to the entire world but never to the one being decked. UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin found himself in a bit of a predicament as he struggled to keep himself from breaking into a fit of laughter as a fighter was slapped unconscious.

The fans, while empathetic, made sure they saw the humor in the video as they rolled in with their comments. One commented, “Stopped way too early he was shooting in for a takedown,” while another commented, “These matches are almost always One slap and Done whoever gets first snap has advantage.


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Some comments like, “That was the moment Forrest asked himself WTF I’m I doing here?”, “This shot is more traumatic for Forrest than fighting in the octagon”, “Watching this in person took my breath away! Poor Forrest! Great job tho” and “Forrest trying his hardest not to laugh,” exhibited that people did not miss that Griffin stifled a burst of laughter.


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One person sarcastically commented, “The best catch of his career! Nice work champ. Plus I’m loving the shades.” Another one commented, “Ffs these videos r too much,” talking about the Power Slap competitions.


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Forrest Griffin and Power Slap – A long winding road from UFC to Power Slap

During his glory days, Forrest Griffin was a highly acclaimed martial artist whose skills and technical prowess are as undeniable as they are unparalleled. With an impressive 19-7-0 record in the UFC, Griffin is a household name to this day, when it comes to ardent MMA and UFC fans. Today, the former UFC Champion has found his calling as a head catcher at UFC President Dana White’s American slap-fighting promotion. The Hall of Famer is currently seen at the Power Slap events, standing by as a head catcher. While not a lot of fans are happy with Griffin’s current employment, others see this as a way for him to stay relevant and close to combat sports.

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From one of the most dominant and memorable UFC fighters to a head catcher at the UFC subsidiary promotion – Griffin has come a long way. Although he is not actively participating in combat sports, fans are happy to see him still related to the company.

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Arghyadeep Ghosh

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Arghyadeep is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His love for combat sports dates back to the WWF. Being a 90’s kid, he grew up fascinated by showmanship, competitive fighting, and wrestling.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu