“I Don’t Care” – Conor McGregor Passes Final Verdict on Dana White’s Favorite Project ‘Power Slap’

Published 12/14/2023, 11:38 AM EST

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UFC CEO Dana White recently announced his power-slapping competition and named it Power Slap League. The league received a lot of criticism from different sections when it first started. And now, Conor McGregor, one of White’s favorite fighters, has added to the narrative when he took to Instagram to share his feelings regarding the league. 

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McGregor, who is all set to make a comeback into the Octagon, is known for expressing his views on important matters. But what are his thoughts on this new, seemingly brutal form of fighting? Let us find out what the former two-division champ feels about the whole concept of power slap. 

Conor McGregor comes in support of  Power Slap League 

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The sport of power slap first came into notice when the people of Russia started playing the game. Unlike other combat sports, where there is a lot of emphasis on defense, Power Slap is all about attack. The game rules are straightforward: participants slap each other until one falls or concedes.

 

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While the rules seem very simple, the idea of bringing the sport to the USA required much effort from Dana White and his team. White, Lawrence Epstein, and The Ultimate Fighter producer Craig Piligian presented their idea before the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC). The NAC then reviewed their application to determine whether the sport falls under the purview of ‘unarmed combat.’ After the sport got its recognition, it faced much criticism from the fans. However, McGregor recently took to his Instagram story and showed his support for the league. He posted a video of a match, writing, “I’m a fan of this, I don’t care.” 

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McGregor is working hard towards his comeback against Michael Chandler. He recently shared a video of himself working out in the gym, hinting at a possible imminent comeback. Fans are guessing his comeback will be at UFC 300, but there has been no official announcement yet. Will McGregor finally return at UFC 300?

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When will Conor McGregor return to the Octagon? 

Conor McGregor is one of the biggest superstars the sport of MMA has ever seen. The 35-year-old was previously a two-division champion and was on top of his powers. His one-punch knockout against Jose Aldo is still fresh in the memories of his fans. However, “The Notorious” has been out of action for quite some time now and is looking to get back to the Octagon and to winning ways. 

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His last fight inside the Octagon was against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, which ended with the Irishman breaking his ankle. After months of rehab and patience, “The Notorious” is ready for his return. As Michael Chandler waits patiently for his comeback, it will be interesting to see if McGregor is still the same. He’s been far from his prime in recent fights, and facing Chandler will be challenging. Will McGregor finally make a return at UFC 300? What do you think?

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Anirban Chatterjee

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I am Anirban, an MMA enthusiast with the opportunity to combine my fascination for the sport with my professional adventures as a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Apart from being a professional athlete, MMA and Soccer are sports that I have always enjoyed following. I am a huge fan of ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, and Israel Adesanya.
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Aditi Krishnan

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