Nevada Suspends Slap Fighter For Cocaine, Florida Requested To Legalize the “Sport” – Fight Sports activities Legislation

This week Nevada handed out their first ever doping suspension to a slap fighter for having cocaine of their system in competitors. The violation introduced a 9 month suspension.

On the similar time the regulator has apparently expressed some concern about slap preventing (notably and unsurprisingly with mind damage charges greater than boxing and MMA) with reporter Trent Reinsmith noting as follows:

Regardless of all this dysfunction a brand new regulator is now being requested to legalize the ‘sport’. The Florida Athletic Fee has a “slap combat proposal” on their assembly agenda for February 22, 2023.

I’ve obtained a replica of the proposal which reads as follows:

To: Fee Members
Date: February 22, 2023
From: Patrick Cunningham, Govt Director
Topic: Slap Battle Proposal
Fee Members,
Enclosed on your consideration is a proposal relating to Slap Combating.
Slap Combating is a type of fight sports activities the place athletes trade open
handed single blows to an outlined portion of the face throughout a multi-round contest.

November 10, 2022
Patrick Cunningham
Florida Athletic Fee
I hope this letter finds you effectively. The aim of this communication is to make formal
request to have the Florida Athletic Fee evaluation my proposal to sanction
skilled slap preventing within the state of Florida and to permit my new enterprise SLAP CLUB
to advertise skilled slap preventing within the jurisdiction.
Slap preventing is a brand new and thrilling type of fight sports activities the place athletes trade open
handed single blows to outlined portion of the face throughout a multi-round contest.
Skilled slap preventing has turn into a worldwide phenomenon the place movies of contests
garner tens of millions of views and dwell occasions are attended by giant audiences. Skilled
slap preventing has existed in varied varieties for years and originated in Europe however is considered
The game has many followers, together with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta of UFC fame. White
and Fertitta have just lately launched Energy Slap League and will likely be holding a kick off press
convention tomorrow, November eleventh, 2022.

Skilled slap preventing has been largely unregulated. Nevertheless, that’s altering as
White and Fertitta labored intently with the Nevada Athletic Fee for over a 12 months to
create a rule set and security protocols that might put athlete security on the forefront. As a
results of these efforts, the Nevada Athletic Fee accepted regulation of
skilled slap preventing. White and Fertitta have indicated that they may have a
broadcast accomplice within the close to future which can additional develop the recognition of the game.
As the game grows in reputation, the chance for publicity and income will improve
considerably. The Florida Athletic Fee would profit by turning into an early adopter
of the game.

My accomplice, Jeff Aronson and I’ve been within the fight sports activities trade for 13 years,
proudly owning one of many premiere MMA administration corporations in addition to proudly owning and
selling MMA,Kickboxing, and Grappling in Titan FC, LLC. Moreover, Jeff and I deliver
vital enterprise expertise in varied industries starting from client items to
In an abundance of warning and in an effort to make sure athlete security, the league will
leverage our deep bench expertise in fight sports activities to have related medical
necessities, weight courses, and matchmaking which might be utilized in MMA and have confirmed
secure and efficient. Moreover, the rule set (mentioned beneath) has been designed with
athlete security in thoughts.
When it comes to protecting tools, athletes will likely be required to put on a fitted mouth guard
and ear safety.
Rounds: Three (3) for non-title, 5 (5) for title. Every athlete is afforded one (1) slap per
Goal Space: Facet of the face, to not prolong behind the ear. Slaps to the entrance of the face
and the again of the top shall not be allowed and are deemed unlawful blows.
Judging: A winner will likely be decided by commissioned judges on a 10-point system
just like MMA or the knockout or technical knockout of one of many rivals.
Referee: A referee will implement guidelines and keep order on the competitors platform.
Skilled slap preventing is a brand new and entertaining sport that’s poised to be the subsequent excessive
development sport and as such must be regulated to make sure athlete security and
professionalism of promoters and people seeking to capitalize on this distinctive enterprise
Slap Membership has the expertise in Fight Sports activities and enterprise to deliver this idea to
fruition in a secure, efficient, and thrilling method.

Sincerely yours,
Lex McMahon