Dana White’s Power Slap League debut has been delayed by TBS.
The news was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN-MMA. Earlier today, speculation was rife that the show had been canceled due to the scheduled January 11 debut being removed from TBS’s programming schedule. Turns out it was delayed, but not for long.
UFC officials confirmed earlier today that the new TV show will instead air a week later on Jan. 18. For now, it is still expected to air on TBS, everything is continuing. However, fans will have to wait another week to see the new sport led by White.
The delay comes just days after Dana White was seen on video with his wife, Anna, at a nightclub in Cabo. The two were reportedly in the middle of an argument that turned physical. Anna slapped the MMA promoter first, and White responded with multiple slaps.
Fortunately, the altercation was broken up before it got out of control. Since then, White and his wife have released statements apologizing for their role in the incident.
DANA WHITE ISSUES STATEMENT AFTER ALTERCATION WITH HIS WIFE
“I’m one of the guys you’ve heard me say for years, there’s never, ever an excuse for a guy to get his hands on a woman, and now I’m on TMZ for some talk,” White said. “My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years; we have known each other since we were 12 years old. We’ve obviously been through some bullshit together, we have three kids, and it’s one of those situations that’s awful, I’m embarrassed, but it’s also one of those situations where right now we’re more concerned about our kids .
“We have three children and obviously since the video came out we have shown the video to the children. We are more focused on our family right now. People are going to have opinions about it, and most people’s opinions would be right, especially in my case. You never lay hands on a woman. My wife and I love each other, we have been together for a very long time. We’ve known each other since we were very little, and this is just one of those unfortunate situations.
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