‘You’d be shocked’ – UFC veteran Eric Spicely reveals how much fighters make from Dana White’s new promotion after receiving Power Slap League offer

Former UFC fighter Eric Spicely has revealed how much he was offered to be a part of Dana White’s Power Slap League.

‘Zebrinha’ had seven fights in the UFC between 2016-2019 and famously picked up a win over former light-heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos in 2016 who pushed Jon Jones to the brink of defeat a few years later.

Eric Spicely won two of his seven UFC fights

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Eric Spicely won two of his seven UFC fights

Spicley, who hasn’t fought in MMA since September 2021 because he is pursuing a career in pro wrestling, took to social media on Monday to reveal he was offered the chance to compete in the controversial new sport, whose videos have been widely circulated.

He tweeted: “I was contacted to do slap league, you guys would be shocked at how much it pays.”

The 36-year-old went on to confirm he was offered $2000 (£1624) to take part and would earn another $2,000 if he was able to win his first bout.

Slap fighting is a relatively new sport that involves two combatants taking turns to hit each other with an open hand with the aim of scoring a knockout blow.

Controversially, UFC president White recently got into the sport by launching ‘Power Slap League’ which seemed like it may be scrapped before its debut event.

White was caught up in a media storm earlier this month after he was videoed slapping his wife during a drunken New Year’s Eve argument at a nightclub in Mexico.

The 36-year-old revealed how much he was offered for his slap fighting debut

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The 36-year-old revealed how much he was offered for his slap fighting debut

Dana White is the face of  Power Slap League

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Dana White is the face of Power Slap League


The UFC boss apologised for his actions and will not face any professional punishment despite calls for him to be removed from his leadership role with MMA’s premier promotion.

Popular fight journalist Ariel Helwani called for the Power Slap League to be scrapped but it debuted following a slight delay last Wednesday to an initially muted response.

However, 24 hours later social media was flooded with slap fighting highlights that included a woman knocked out and a man convulsing on the floor in the most disturbing moments of the event.

The Power Slap’s second episode will air as planned this evening despite the fact the sport has been condemned by almost everyone who has watched it.

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