Nevada Gives First Power Slap Drug Suspension & It’s For Cocaine

Power Slap has its first drug suspension.

This week, the Nevada Athletic Commission issued its first drug suspension for Dana White’s slap-fighting league and it stems from a positive cocaine test.

Jon Kennedy, a 37-year-old fighter on the roster, has been suspended for 9 months for his positive test following a knockout loss to John Davis. Kennedy has also been fined $476.

Kennedy was knocked out in episode 3 of Power Slap: Road to the Title on TNT.

Kennedy holds a record of 2-2 in slap-fighting and goes by the moniker “Slap Daddy.”

When UFC president Dana White launched slap-fighting, he sought out the Nevada Athletic Commission to regulate the Power Slap promotion in order to bring some legitimacy.

Power Slap is currently airing pre-taped fights every Wednesday night on TNT in an Ultimate Fighter-style show, but live events will be coming in the future, including a pay-per-view event to crown the first champions.

Ahead of the live events, NAC chairman Anthony Marnell said that there will be some tweaks to the ruleset.

“It seems like there’s a market for this, whether you like it or not,” he said. “It is unarmed combat so it fits the definition but it seems to me, it needs some further regulation.”

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