“Total Stain on the Sport of MMA”: Fans React as UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin Joins Dana White’s Power Slap League

Published 12/28/2022, 4:01 AM EST

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Dana White‘s Power Slap League has divided fans because of its concept. While the promotion has been bashed by fans before, the league’s latest signing has given them more reasons to vent. UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin has joined the Power Slap League as a head catcher. When fans learned this news about the former UFC light heavyweight champion, they shared their thoughts about the news on social media.

There was a mixture of reactions, with the majority of them being critical of the move. One of the fans took a jibe at Griffin.


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Another fan gave a very logical solution to the situation.

 One fan, who was critical of Griffin and the Power Slap League, wrote, “Total stain on the sport of MMA.”

Another social media user made a prediction on the controversial theme of the league.

Similarly, another fan questioned UFC’s decision to take part in this.

One social media user was concerned about the health of the participants.


Another fan was embarrassed by the sport.

Similarly, another fan was quite dramatic in their tweet.

So far, social media users have been having a tough time getting on board with the slap league, as it is relatively unknown.

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Hence, White may have made the decision to sign Griffin to attach a reputed MMA name to the Power Slap League to increase its popularity. The former champion spilled the beans on his new job description. 


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Forrest Griffin shed light on his Power Slap League role

While speaking about his inclusion in the Power Slap League, Griffin said to TMZ, “I’m gonna be a head catcher… That double impact, you’ve taken the first trauma and when your head hits the ground, bang bang, both sides of your brain actually bounce against your skull.”

Furthermore, the former UFC fighter said the officials wanted to prevent any additional damage participants might get by falling.


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What do you think about Forrest Griffin’s decision? Do you want to watch the Power Slap League? Do you feel it would make a good addition to the world of combat sports? Let us know in the comments.


Written by:

Faizan Mirza


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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.
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Rohini Kottu