Fighters have expressed their considerations after watching the primary episode of Dana White’s Energy Slap League.
The controversial promotion, which was launched by the UFC’s president, kicked off in America this week – regardless of a slew of considerations over the security of combatants.
And people considerations multiplied 10-fold after the primary episode of the brutal sport was televised.
Sheena Bathory’s brutal and viral knockout of opponent Kortney Olson – who carried out a ahead roll seconds after being flattened – frightened viewers, who took to Twitter to voice their fears.
“That is so unhappy,” famous concussion skilled Dr Chris Nowinski wrote. “Notice the fencing posture with the primary mind harm. He could by no means be the identical. Dana White and TBS needs to be ashamed. Pure exploitation. What’s subsequent, ‘Who can survive a stabbing?’”
“What is that this nonsense? How is that this authorized?” wrote doctor Dr Mauricio Gonzalez.
Former UFC fighter Al Iaquinta additionally dubbed the footage “unhappy” whereas Olympic boxer Anthony Fowler mentioned it was “correct merciless”.
“Individuals clearly skint attempting to do no matter they’ll to do earn cash and Dana White
utilizing them to have an excellent snigger at,” Fowler added.
“In MMA, boxing or some other fight sport a battle is stopped when a fighter ‘can’t intelligently defend themselves’. These individuals aren’t allowed to intelligently defend themselves from the beginning. It’s within the guidelines,” tweeted MMA reporter Danny Segura.
Followers have been additionally in dismay.
One tweeted: “Holy f**okay, that is probably the most harmful sport I’ve ever seen.”
One other mentioned: “That’s damaging nerves.”
And one other mentioned: “Somebody goes to really die on this present they usually’re simply okay with it.”
However maybe probably the most regarding second of the evening was the momentary reminiscence loss suffered by Chris Kennedy.
Kennedy was knocked out chilly by a hellacious slap from Chris Thomas, within the tweet above, and couldn’t bear in mind the place he was when he got here to.
The referee advised a badly dazed Kennedy: “You possibly can sit in your butt proper now.
“The physician is subsequent to you okay you bought knocked out.”
A clearly concussed Kennedy started slurring his phrases after asking: “Obtained knocked out doing what? Was I combating?”
The knockout of Kennedy – who was unconscious for a brief time frame – didn’t sit nicely with many.
One viewer tweeted: “Energy Slap is probably the most braindead, harmful garbage-tier of a present that I’ve ever seen.”
One other mentioned: “Dana White’s slap league …. all the facility, no defence, and the entire mind trauma. Somebody is gonna die on this.”
— with The Solar