UFC CEO Dana White has made a public apology following the release of a video showing him slapping his wife, Anne, during a disagreement at a club in Mexico on New Year’s Eve.
White has expressed remorse for his actions and stated he is committed to seeking help for his behavior.
Dana White Apologizes for Altercation With His Wife
The altercation between Dana White and his wife, Anne, was captured on video at a club in Cabo San Lucas where the couple was celebrating New Year’s Eve.
In the video, it appears that White says something to Anne, causing her to slap him. White then retaliates by slapping her back before the two are separated.
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White issued a public apology for his actions, stating he is “embarrassed” and “ashamed” of his behavior. He also acknowledged there is no excuse for domestic violence and promised to seek help to ensure the same incident does not happen ever again.
The slapping incident generated outrage on social media, with many calling for White to face the consequences of his actions.
The UFC has not yet commented on the matter, but it remains to be seen if there will be any repercussions for White within the organization. Domestic violence is a serious issue and it is important for those who perpetrate it to be held accountable for their actions.
The UFC boss admitted the incident occurred on New Year’s Eve while he and his wife were out on Saturday night.
UFC president Dana White admitted to slapping his wife after a video of the incident went viral online. https://t.co/Zw01QbFXUg
— Magic 98.9 (@magic989fm) January 3, 2023
Speaking to TMZ, White acknowledged there is never an excuse for a man to lay his hands on a woman. However, he found himself in the position of having to discuss the incident on the media outlet.
Outrage After Video Emerges of Dana White Slapping His Wife
In 2014, White made it clear there was no room for fighters who were violent toward women in the UFC. Despite this, he has now found himself in great scrutiny.
Meanwhile, his wife Anne also commented on the incident, calling it out of character and blaming the altercation on excessive drinking. The couple have three children together and have been married for 26 years.
As the fallout from the incident continues, many are wondering how White will move forward. His past statement that there is no coming back from violence toward women has put him in a difficult position.
People will be closely watching to see how he handles the situation.
The next UFC card is scheduled to take place on January 14th in Las Vegas, where White would normally be expected to attend in person. It remains to be seen how the incident will affect his involvement in the event and his future in the sport.
Despite the controversy, White remains focused on his family, stating his legacy and work “doesn’t mean anything” compared to his family.