Dana White is a prominent figure in the world of combat sports, best known for his role as the President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Born on July 28, 1969, in Manchester, Connecticut, White played a pivotal role in transforming the UFC from a struggling promotion into a global phenomenon. Under his leadership, the UFC experienced remarkable growth, securing lucrative broadcast deals, expanding into international markets, and establishing a roster of superstar fighters.
Over the years, he has played a central role in elevating MMA to mainstream recognition and turning the UFC into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise. However, the UFC President has recently found himself in the midst of a deeply personal and emotional storm as he opens up about two distinct yet interconnected aspects of his life.
Dana White Says His Child Didn’t Talk to Him for Days for Hitting His Wife
In a candid and emotionally charged interview, Dana White revealed that he faced a tumultuous period when his child stopped talking to him for several days. The reason behind this estrangement was a regrettable incident where he and his wife reportedly got into a physical altercation. White said that “it was embarassing” when he spoke of the whole incident.
Dana further explained, “Nobody wants to see their dumb drunk parents slapping each other on TMZ… The only apology that need to be made was to our children and the only relationships that needed to be handled immediately was between us and our kids and we did it, we handled it and we got through it as a family.”
UFC Boss Dana White Reveals He Felt ‘Almost No Feelings’ to His Parents’ Recent Demise
In a separate but equally poignant revelation, Dana White shared a deeply personal experience related to his recently passed parents. He explained how he was not on good terms with his parents as he said: “My parents taught me a lot about what I didn’t wanna be as a parent”. The fact that they had recently passed away was also revealed in this very interview by White.
“I focus a lot on my kids and my relationship with them and I have sorta put my relationship with my parents behind me” White said. When asked about how he felt about their deaths, he said, “Well I didn’t wish any ill will on either one of my parents… but when they passed away, I had almost no feelings about it to be honest with you”.
Despite him being on bad terms with them, the UFC President spoke about how he had helped with the funeral of both his parents, putting his father to rest beside his family in Maine and further spoke about how he intended to do something for his mother as well but couldn’t grab the chance since her family handled her funeral rites.
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