For years, the president of UFC, Dana Whitehas spoken out against violence against women, however, he became a victim of his words after a video circulating on social networks shows him in an altercation with his wife, where they both beat each other during their New Year’s celebration.
According to information from TMZ, both were in a nightclub in Los Cabos, in Baja California Sur, when the argument escalated beyond insults to the point where White grabbed his wife Anne’s wrist, who slapped him across the face before receive a similar attack.
Dana White shows her face
“My wife and I went out on Saturday night on New Year’s Eve and unfortunately that’s what happened. They have heard me say for years that there is never, ever an excuse for a man to put his hands on a woman, and now here I am on TMZ talking about it,” said the president of the company in an interview for the aforementioned medium, who He posted the video on his official channels.
The UFC boss assured that the most complicated part of the situation has been thinking about his three children; “My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years, we have known each other since we were 12 years old. Obviously we’ve been through a lot together, we have three children and this is one of those situations that is horrible. I’m embarrassed, but it’s also one of those situations where right now we’re more concerned about our children.”
According to TMZ, several witnesses assured that White and his wife were very intoxicated before the exchange of slaps, which did not go further thanks to the intervention of the clients who got between them.
“There was definitely a lot of alcohol, but that’s no excuse. I am literally not making excuses for this at all. It had never happened before. It’s the first time it’s happened and people will say what they have to say. It is what it is and everything people say is deserved. I deserve it. Has occurred. I don’t know why it happened,” White explained.
Independently, Anne White, wife of the UFC president, supported her husband’s version in a statement; “Dana and I have been married for almost 30 years. To say that this is not like him is an understatement: nothing like it had ever happened. Unfortunately, we both had too much to drink on New Year’s Eve and things got out of hand on both sides. “We have discussed it as a family and we have apologized. I just hope that people respect our privacy for the sake of our children.”