Dana White has issued an apology in public after the video of the UFC President slapping his wife. Check out his video here.
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Dana White has issued an apology in public after the video of the UFC President slapping his wife, Anne in the nightclub led to widespread criticism on social media.
“I am one of the guys who says there is never, ever an excuse for a guy to put his hands on a woman and now here I am on TMZ talking about it,” Dana was quoted by TMZ.
The duo had visited Cabo San Lucas nightclub on the new year’s eve with friends but things went south as their argument turned physical.
In 2014, when Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice had assaulted his fiancé, Dana had been asked to comment on the same.
Dana White slapping wife
UFC President Dana White and his wife ended up in a physical altercation during a New Year’s Eve party.
According to media reports, the MMA business pioneer and his wife were partying in El Squid Roe in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, when the couple had a heated dispute resulting in both slapping each other.
The couple was accompanied by friends to celebrate the New Year before things got ugly between Dana and Anne.
A video published by TMZ showed Dana leaning to say something to his wife, which angered her, and she slapped him. The UFC boss retaliated and slapped her twice before those present separated them.
Per media reports, those at the venue said both Dana and Anne were highly intoxicated, and things went wild instantly.
However, the eyewitnesses said the situation de-escalated within a minute.
Responding to the incident, Dana White reiterated that a man should never put his hands on a woman and said he was embarrassed to be caught in the same situation.
The UFC honcho confirmed that he and his wife had been drinking heavily on the night.
Dana White and his wife
UFC president Dana White on Monday addressed a video released earlier in the day showing him and his wife apparently striking each other in the face in what appeared to be an altercation in a club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
According to TMZ, which released the video, the altercation took place during in a VIP room during a New Year’s Eve party at El Squid Roe, shortly after midnight.
The video, which lasts about 45 seconds, shows White say something to his wife, Anne White. As she turns to Dana White, he grabs her left wrist, after which she slaps him on the face with her right hand.
Dana appears to immediately slap Anne once, then take another swing at her. The two then grab one another’s arms while others intervene.
In speaking with TMZ, Dana White admitted that he and his wife were the people in the video and that he did strike her.
“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,” Dana White, 53, told the outlet.
He added, “There was definitely a lot of alcohol involved, but that’s no excuse. I literally am making no excuses for this thing at all, it’s never happened before it’s the first time that it’s ever happened … I don’t know why it happened and my wife and I have apologized to each other, we’ve apologized to our kids.”
Several times in the interview, Dana alluded to being most concerned about the impact of the incident on his children.