Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, had a terrible start to the new year after being caught on camera smacking his wife during a drunken New Year’s Eve brawl. Anne White, Dana White’s wife, released a statement clarifying what happened that night.
On Saturday night, Dana and his wife were celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They were having a great time in the nightclub’s VIP area when things took an unexpected turn as Dana said something to his wife which sparked a physical altercation that lasted about a minute.
According to TMZ, Dana and his wife were spotted on top of the dance floor in the VIP zone. Dana is seen in a video saying something to his wife that she did not like, resulting in her slapping Dana. Dana smacked her back, and they fought in the middle of the gathering until their mutual friends separated them to break up the fight.
Dana White and his wife Anne White have been married for thirty years and have three children together. In an interview with TMZ, Anne White stated that the influence of alcohol overtook both of them and that they had little control over what they did that night.
“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.” said Anne.
Anne fully supports his husband in the unexpected incident, saying he has never done something like that before and that they have a strong relationship. Mrs. White claims that they both apologized to each other, explained the situation to their children and that everything is well between them today.
Dana White's wife Anna issued a statement on their New Year's Eve altercation in Mexico.
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”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.” Anne added.
Dana White has also stated, in an interview, that the entire incident was really regrettable, and that he is sorry for what occurred on that night. He expressed his remorse for the events that took place. Despite this, there were no members of law enforcement present during the altercation.