DANA WHITE AND WIFE MAKE STATEMENTS ABOUT TMZ VIDEO OF NIGHTCLUB ALTERCATION
Dana White is not making excuses after footage of a physical altercation between him and his wife surfaced online.
Dana White and his wife Anne White have released statements following the publication of a video showing a physical altercation between the couple at a Mexican nightclub on New Year’s Eve, per TMZ Sports. The couple are standing together through the aftermath, with UFC president Dana White refusing to make excuses for his actions.
“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years,” White explained during an interview with TMZ Sports. “This is one of those situations that’s … horrible. I’m embarrassed.”
White said his main focus was on his family – stating that he showed the videos to his three children. He fully expects people to share their opinions on the altercation, saying “most of the people’s opinions would be right, especially in my case. You don’t put your hands on a woman. Ever.”
The incident happened at a club in Cabo, Mexico – where the alcohol was flowing. However, White doesn’t want people to make that excuse for him. “There was definitely a lot of alcohol involved, but that’s no excuse,” White explained. “I’m literally making no excuses for this thing, at all. It’s never happened before, it’s the first time that it’s ever happened. People are going to say what they’re going to say … and whatever people do say, it’s deserved. I deserve it.”
Despite the turmoil, Dana and his wife Anne remain a united front. She also released a statement to TMZ confirming that they have apologized to each other and are dealing with the situation as a family. “To say this is out of character for [Dana] is an understatement,” Anne said. “Unfortunately, we were both drinking too much on New Year’s Eve and things got out of control on both sides. We’ve talked through this as a family and apologized to each other. I just hope people will respect our privacy for the sake of our kids.”
Dana expressed the same sentiments during his TMZ interview, saying “my wife and I have apologized to each other. We’ve apologized to our kids … right now what we’re more concerned about is our kids and taking care of our family.”