Image Credits: Power Slap League Twitter
Dana White‘s “Power Slap League” has officially started a few days ago… And it already featured a controversial bout.
Namely, Chris Kennedy – one of the fighters – suffered memory loss after a brutal knockout.
It was the first fight of the night, a welterweight one between Kennedy and Chris Thomas. Thomas had the first slap, and he landed a huge shot which sent Kennedy to the floor immediately and rendered him unconscious.
As his opponent was celebrating, Kennedy was laying on the ground and took a long time to become somewhat responsive. Then, he was prompted to a seated upright position, but was still visibly dazed.
Watch it take place at the opening seconds of the video below:
Nah this power slap competition is the WILDEST sports league out right now 😭
(via: @FightHaven) pic.twitter.com/wzocobBErP
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 19, 2023
As reported by the Mirror, one of the doctors surrounding Kennedy told him:
You can sit on your butt right now. The doctor is next to you okay you got knocked out.
However, Kennedy was obviously having a case of short-term memory loss and responded in a confused way:
Got knocked out doing what, was I fighting?
Short-term memory loss can happen after a knockout in fighting sports and is often a concussion symptom.