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Power Slap League: a brutal 'sport' that may leave contestants with brain damage

By Nikos Evangelou, Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has created a new brutal sport: Power Slap League. In this “sport”, contestants (men and women) slap each other as hard as they can in the head. A winner is decided by judges after three rounds.

This latest violent sport, licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, focuses on slapping the head, with defence expressly forbidden. Competitors are not allowed to move in ways that might blunt the force of the oncoming slap, such as by raising their shoulder, tucking their…The Conversation

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