Dana White apologizes for slap fight with his wife
A video released by TMZ Sports showed the UFC president and his wife Anne getting physical with each other during a party in Mexico on New Year’s Eve.
Dana White and his wife Anne didn’t have the New Year’s celebration of their lives. The couple was celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends at a nightclub in Cabo San Lucas before things took a turn after welcoming in 2023 at midnight.
Footage of the incident published by TMZ Sports showed White in a VIP area above the dance floor getting close to her wife to tell her something. After that, she slapped him in the face and he responded by slapping her twice before friends pulled them apart.
White, 53, said he and his wife have apologized to each other after the “horrible” fight. According to eyewitnesses in the club, Dana and Anne both seemed heavily intoxicated before the incident happened.
“There was a lot of alcohol, but there’s no excuse. I’m literally making no excuses for this thing at all,” White told TMZ Sports.
“I don’t know why it happened and my wife and I have apologized to each other, we’ve apologized to our kids, and this is one of those things that everyone is going to chime in”, he added.
Meanwhile, Anne told TMZ Sports “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”.
She also said that “unfortunately, we were both drinking too much on New Year’s Eve and things got out of control, on both sides”.