UFC President Dana White Apologizes For Slapping His Wife During New Year’s Eve Altercation: “There’s Never, Ever An Excuse”

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In a sports league that seems to have a well-documented history of domestic violence, the UFC’s own President, Dana White, has found himself in trouble.

According to TMZ, White was spotted in a Cabo San Lucas nightclub on New Year’s Eve, and wound up in a drunken, physical confrontation with his wife.

Shortly after midnight, at Cabo’s El Squid Roe, you can see White and his wife of 28 years, Anne White, get into an argument.

Anne eventually slaps Dana, who returns with a slap of his own. Holding his wrist, she seems to throw a few more slaps towards Dana who shoves her away.

Not a good look…

Dana immediately apologized for the incident, telling TMZ that there is no excuse for his behavior:

“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.

But my wife and I have been married for almost 30 years, we’ve known each since we were 12 years old, we’ve obviously been through some shit together. This is one of those situations that’s horrible, I’m embarrassed, but it’s also one of those situations where right now, we’re more concerned about our kids… we’ve shown them the video, and we’re more concerned about our family right now.

You don’t put your hands on a woman ever… we love each other very much… it’s just one of those unfortunate situations.”

Anne also echoed a similar sentiment in a statement to TMZ:

“Dana and I have been married for almost 30 years. 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.”

Sounds like they’ve already moved on, but nevertheless, if you’re Dana, you have to lead your organization by example.

He clearly failed to do so…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock