Dana White Says There’s “no Excuse” For Slapping Wife in Altercation Captured on Video
By FCF Staff
Dana White says he has “no excuse “and is “embarrassed” for slapping his wife in a New Year’s Eve altercation, which was captured on video.
The UFC President was reportedly on vacation in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico with his wife, when the incident occurred. TMZ posted a video of the altercation, in addition to an interview with White himself.
Here is some of what White had to say (quotes via MMA Fighting).
“My wife and I were out on Saturday night on New Year’s Eve, and unfortunately that’s what happened,” White said. “I’m one of the guys, you’ve heard me say for years, there’s never, ever an excuse for guy to put his hands on a woman, and now here I am on TMZ talking about it. My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years, we’ve known each other since we were 12 years old. We’ve obviously been through some s*** together, we’ve got three kids and this is one of those situations that’s horrible, I’m embarrassed, but it’s also one of those situations that right now, we’re more concerned about our kids.
“We have three kids and obviously since the video popped up, we’ve shown the kids the video. We’re more focused on our family right now. People are going to have opinions on this, and most of the people’s opinions would be right, especially in my case. You don’t put your hands on a woman ever. My wife and I love each other, we’ve been together for a very long time. We’ve known each other since we were very little, and this is just one of those unfortunate situations.”
White’s wife, Anne White, also reportedly released the statement below.
“Dana and I have been married for almost 30 years,” Anne said. “To say this is out of character for him is an understatement — nothing like this has ever happened before. Unfortunately, we were both drinking too much on New Year’s Eve and things got out of control, on both sides.
“We’ve talked this through as a family and apologized to each other. I just hope people will respect our privacy for the sake of our kids.”
As this is being written, the UFC’s majority owner, Endeavor, has yet to release any statement regarding the incident.