The MMA community eagerly awaits the announcement of the main event for UFC 300 and UFC CEO Dana White recently added fuel to the anticipation. UFC 300 is scheduled for April 13 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Despite earlier assurances from Dana White that the main event would be revealed last week, fans are still in the dark. by unveiling a promo for the upcoming episode of his slap-fighting league, Power Slap.
However, the promotional content failed to resonate with fans, who promptly reminded White of his promise to announce the UFC 300 main event. Fans took to social media, urging White to fulfill his commitment, with comments such as:
“DROP THE UFC 300 MAIN EVENT”
“Announce 300 Main Event”
“Not a single f**king soul gives a sh*t about Power Slap dude”
“Yo bro, you promised that UFC 300 main event announcement, where is it?”
— danawhite (@danawhite) February 6, 2024
“This is a $450 million business.” – Dana White defends Power Slap from criticism
This delay in the announcement has frustrated MMA enthusiasts who are eager to know the headlining matchup for the historic UFC 300 event. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the main event, Dana White seems to be focusing on promoting his divisive slap-fighting league, Power Slap, which has generated significant attention on social media since its launch in January 2023.
Critics, including those from the combat sports community and medical professionals, have expressed concerns about the league’s setup, particularly regarding athlete safety. The competition involves participants taking turns delivering powerful slaps in an attempt to knock each other out, raising questions about the repetitive, full-strength blows to the head.
Despite safety concerns, Dana White stated in a podcast last November that Power Slap’s social media engagement surpasses that of major sports organizations like the UFC, MLB, NBA, and WWE.
He claimed “This thing is a f**king juggernaut. Everybody thought that I was full of sh*t in the beginning if you take the NFL, NBA, MLB, the NHL, the UFC, WWE, NASCAR, F1, PGA, and a couple of others that I can’t remember, you combine all their social media numbers and multiply them by four, Power Slap beats them. In nine months I have an unbelievable amount of sponsors. I haven’t said this publicly, this is a $450 million business.”
As fans eagerly await the UFC 300 main event announcement, Dana White’s focus on promoting Power Slap has sparked frustration and skepticism within the MMA community. The delay in unveiling the main event has left fans questioning when the anticipation will be put to rest and the headlining matchup for UFC 300 will be officially disclosed.