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UFC’s Dana White claims Energy Slap league’s social media recognition surpasses every other sport

UFC President Dana White appears optimistic about his upstart slap combating promotion Energy Slap.

Though the promotion continues to be in its infancy, White believes its recognition has already surpassed nearly each different sports activities league or franchise. 

White made the declare throughout a current look on comic Andrew Schulz’s “Flagrant” podcast, when he talked about the expansion of Energy Slap, saying it has “extra followers than each skilled sport and each skilled sports activities workforce.”

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UFC CEO Dana White on stage through the UFC 297 press convention on the Elgin and Winter Backyard Theatre Centre Jan. 18, 2024, in Toronto. (Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Photographs)

Schulz challenged White on the declare, asking, “Much more than Actual Madrid and these soccer groups?” 

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White doubled down on his place. 

“I might say sure,” White proclaimed.

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Actual Madrid is without doubt one of the hottest sports activities franchises on this planet, boasting 50.8 million followers on X, previously Twitter. The workforce performs in what’s broadly thought-about the most well-liked sport on the planet — soccer. Actual Madrid competes in LaLiga, the highest males’s skilled soccer division within the Spanish league system.

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Dana White attends “G.R.O.A.T The Best Roast Of All Time: Tom Brady” for the Netflix is a Joke Competition on the Kia Discussion board Might 5, 2024, in Inglewood, Calif. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Photographs for Netflix)

By comparability, Energy Slap’s verified X account had simply over 40,000 followers as of Thursday. That determine pales compared to the WNBA’s X account, which has greater than 886,000 followers.

The WNBA has seen a pointy rise in recognition over the previous a number of months as Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink and others entered the league. 

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UFC President Dana White on stage through the UFC 290 press convention at T-Cell Enviornment July 6, 2023, in Las Vegas.  (Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Photographs)

The Buffalo Bisons, a Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, have greater than 57,000 followers on X. However Energy Slap’s Instagram following is significantly stronger. The league boasts 3.9 million followers on that platform.

Elsewhere, the NFL has 14.2 million followers on TikTok, which additional works in opposition to White’s assertions.

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White based Energy Slap in 2022 and launched the promotion the next yr.

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