Last night, Dana White’s Power Slap Fighting League made its debut on TBS, and needless to say, it is WILD.
Things really began to stir this week when a video went viral of two Romanian “slap fighters” slapping the ever livin’ hell out of each other in a different slap fighting league, and one guy’s face is so swollen that he looks completely unrecognizable…
Bruh OMG I ain’t never seen someone laugh after getting slapped that hard & then proceed to give someone a major headache after 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/mapSc0rYU7
Needless to say, there has been a lot of talk about the safety of something like this, considering people are getting knocked out left and right.
And one of those people is American neuroscientist and concussion expert Chris Nowinski.
Nowinski is a former pro wrestler with WWE, and a co-founder for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, tweeted out after watching the shocking video:
“I believe adults can choose to do dangerous jobs if they understand the risks and reasonable efforts are made to protect them.
But head hits with no defense is just sad. It reminds us that people who don’t take the risks often exploit those who do.”
I believe adults can choose to do dangerous jobs if they understand the risks & reasonable efforts are made to protect them. But head hits with no defense is just sad. It reminds us that people who don't take the risks often exploit those who do. pic.twitter.com/nC8xNWKimF