UFC supremo Dana White has issued a grovelling apology for the “horrible” situation on New Year’s Eve, during which he was filmed slapping his sife in the face. White and his partner Anne, married for 26 years, saw out 2022 in Mexico, partying at El Squid Roe in Cabo San Lucas.
White, 53, has presided over MMA’s biggest promotion since 2001, and has a net worth of more than £400 million. Back in 2014, he publicly said that there would be zero tolerance with UFC fighters who were violent towards women.
But that stance has returned to haunt him after video footage of his altercation with his partner went viral on social media. The two appear to be arguing before Anne slaps her husband, who immediately retaliated by slapping her back.
Opening up about the incident to TMZ, White offered a candid explanation: “My wife and I were out Saturday night on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately that is what happened,” he said. “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.
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