Dana White’s Power Slap league removed from TBS programming schedule, delayed a week

Dana White’s Power Slap league was expected to launch on Jan. 11, but has been removed from the TBS programming schedule. MMAFighting first reported the development on Thursday.

The league was scheduled to debut next Wednesday following AEW Wrestling but it’s no longer listed on the network’s programming schedule. Power Slap has also been removed from the TBS website.

*UPDATED The premiere of Power Slap was pushed back one week and will now launch on Jan. 18.

The league’s removal comes in the aftermath of a video that the surfaced showing White and his wife engaged in a physical altercation at a nightclub in Mexico on New Year’s Eve. White’s wife slapped him and he retaliated by slapping her back.

Dana White Apology

Following the incident, White gave an interview to TMZ Sports detailing the incident and issued an apology.

“I’m one of the guys, you’ve heard me say for years, there’s never, ever an excuse for a guy to put his hands on a woman, and now here I am on TMZ talking about it,” continued the UFC president. “My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years. We’ve known each other since we were 12-years old. We’ve obviously been through some shit together. We’ve got three kids, and this is one of those situations that’s horrible. I’m embarrassed, but it’s also one of those situations that is, right now we’re more concerned about our kids. We have three kids, and obviously since the video popped up we’ve shown the kids the video. We’re more focused on our family right now.”

“People are going to have opinions on this, and most of the people’s opinions would be right, especially in my case. You don’t put your hands on a woman, ever. My wife and I obviously love each other. We’ve 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.”

“There was definitely a lot of alcohol involved, but that’s no excuse,” said White. “I am literally making no excuses for this thing at all. It’s never happened before. It’s the first time that it’s ever happened, and people are going to say what they’re going to say. It is what it is, and whatever people do say, it’s deserved. I deserve it. It happened. I don’t know why it happened. My wife and I have apologized to each other. We’ve apologized to our kids. 

“This is one of those things that everybody is going to chime in. I could care less what anybody else thinks about this. Right now, we’re more concerned about our kids and taking care of our family.”

‘Embarrassed’ Dana White apologizes for slapping wife in nightclub incident