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Dana White's Power Slap League delayed following altercation with wife, TBS considered cancelling show

Jayden Collins

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Dana White's Power Slap League delayed following altercation with wife, TBS considered cancelling show

Dana White’s Power Slap League is currently being delayed following the UFC president’s altercation with his wife with discussions over a complete cancellation being made.

Footage emerged of an incident between White and his wife Anne White in a club on New Years Eve.

The pair looked to be embroiled in heated words before the footage allegedly shows Anne slapping White, with Dana responding with the same physical action.

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The two had to be separated following the altercation.

It comes as the 53-year-old was set to launch his ‘Power Slap’ fighting league on US broadcaster TBS.

The UFC-backed entity was to show competitors slapping each other as hard as possible with no form of defence, all with the aim of knocking their opponent out.

MMA Junkie reports that the television show was set to launch on January 11 on TBS, however, television scheduling showed that it was no longer listed in the 10 pm slot.

The league was also missing from the January 18 schedule.

The New York Post reported that TBS spokesperson Jori Arancio confirmed that the broadcaster had ‘serious discussions’ about cancelling the show.

Although no final decision had yet been made.

However, Mr Arancio confirmed to SPORTbible that the debut was simply being pushed back a week to air on January 18.

That change has not yet been reflected in the schedule.

TBS and Power Slap have a broadcasting agreement for eight 1-hour episodes.

The UFC boss released a statement in the wake of the incident.

Speaking to TMZ, Dana said: "I am one of the guys who says there is never, ever an excuse for a guy to put his hands on a woman and now here I am on TMZ talking about it.

"This is one of those situations that is horrible. I am embarrassed. We have three kids and since the video popped up, we have shown the kids and we are more focused on our family right now.

"People are going to have their opinions on this and people's opinions would be right, especially in my case. You don't put your hands on a woman, ever."

He admits there was a lot of alcohol that was consumed prior to the slap, however he acknowledges that's still no excuse for hitting someone.

Anne White has released a statement of her own to TMZ.

"To say this is out of character for him is an understatement -- nothing like this has ever happened before.

"Unfortunately, we were both drinking too much on New Year’s Eve and things got out of control, on both sides. We’ve talked this through as a family and apologised to each other."

Featured Image Credit: TMZ. UFC/Instagram.

Topics: Dana White, UFC, MMA

Jayden Collins
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