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UFC President Dana White thought he had a house run on his fingers, pulling strings to get slap preventing legalized in Las Vegas, Nevada and placing collectively an organization pretty shortly. From the start, nonetheless, the neighborhood response to Energy Slap has by no means been nice. It’s been criticized on grounds of security and stupidity, and the scores have persistently mirrored as a lot. Exterior of a robust week two efficiency, scores have regularly dropped.

Presently, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Dynamite serves because the lead as much as Energy Slap on TBS. Per SportsKeeda, that’s scheduled to vary someday subsequent month. As an alternative of main into Energy Slap, AEW Dynamite might be adopted by AEW All Entry.

Energy Slap dropping its time slot amidst declining scores can’t be thought of a very good signal. Although I wouldn’t take into account it particular, UFC and AEW followers alike are celebrating what they view as “the top of Energy Slap.”

Right here’s a pattern of the reactions:

i’m simply blissful that we gained’t must cope with silly Energy Slap commercials anymore #AEWDynamite #UFC Powerslap is canceled. WE WON! AEW: All Entry will debut proper after Dynamite in March. Powerslap being changed by Aew all entry present is nice. WB discovered that fraud Dana and that horrible present didn’t herald viewers. May’ve been an ROH present however at lengthy as powerslap is gone I’m advantageous. Doesn’t this AEW announcement imply the top of Energy Slap? I’m undecided how American broadcasting schedules work lol” So Tony Khan’s large #AEW announcement is that #PowerSlap misplaced its television timeslot – I don’t find out about you people however that’s ok for me. AEW All Entry is simply one other method of claiming Energy Slap obtained cancelled. These guys obtained slapped for early CTE for nothing #AEWDynamite

To reiterate, there isn’t any direct affirmation that Energy Slap isn’t merely shifting time slots or taking a break of some sort. Followers are able to have fun its demise, nonetheless, and the game as an entire is producing way more controversy and negativity than the rest.


Abdul Razak Alhassan can at all times be counted on to ship a enjoyable scrap.

Sean Strickland and Chris Curtis is kind of the bromance.

Me and curt have been in precisely 2 fist fights outdoors of coaching and its at all times been his fault….. https://t.co/KAlyrrE7DJ — Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) February 23, 2023

A giant indignant black man rips off his gloves and runs as much as me telling me I am a POS and I punch him in self protection.. inform me curt we’re you simply attempting to have a civil dialogue?!?!

The one time he is ever gave me a black eye btw……. https://t.co/hHehTDnV4V — Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) February 23, 2023

You realize man curt might be certainly one of my finest pals but when I needed to be sincere with myself I actually hate him as an individual…. — Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) February 23, 2023

Lmao bro your inventive reminiscence enhancing is spectacular I am filming eye witness accounts subsequent week. — Chris Curtis The Motion Man (@Actionman513) February 23, 2023

Nope, that is 100% actual.

Absolutely this if pretend proper? pic.twitter.com/l2AapoW6KR — Aj (@AjDuxche) February 23, 2023

Joseph Benavidez is one of the best scrambler in MMA historical past. Am I extremely biased? Sure. Am I appropriate? Additionally sure.

Take a pair minutes to understand Joseph Benavidez vs Dustin Ortiz.

For 15 fast-paced minutes, the pair displayed a ridiculous degree of scrambling and talent to land takedowns. Notice Joey B’s neat journey to take the again, one thing that works 3 times within the struggle. pic.twitter.com/qYXj3cGdJN — Steven Rae (@StevenRaeMMA) February 23, 2023

Cory Sandhagen continues to be the UFC’s finest content material creator.

It’s fairly rad to look at a high-level kickboxer after they’re flowing! Gaston Bolanos will make his UFC debut on April 15 in opposition to Aaron Phillips.

Jake Paul is promising domination this weekend.

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Final evening, we noticed Patrick Smith shock the world with an upset of Andy Hug. Now, watch “The Blue-Eyed Samurai” take his revenge!

Andy Hug vs UFC veteran Patrick Smith

REVENGE pic.twitter.com/clEhjKkD3H — Cerebral Vigilante (@Delisketo) February 23, 2023

John Dodson’s quick fingers are even nastier sans-gloves.

A nasty query mark kick brings an finish to a enjoyable scrap:

Random Land

Introducing the coati, an animal I’ve by no means beforehand seen.

The award for cutest critters within the Arizona borderlands goes to coatis!

A thread of proof…pic.twitter.com/ksnEZml1Kz — Russ McSpadden (@PeccaryNotPig) February 22, 2023

Midnight Music: Pop, 1984

Sleep properly Maniacs! Extra martial arts insanity is at all times on the way in which.