In nightclub in Mexico
Scandal surrounding UFC boss White after hitting his wife
UFC boss Dana White caused an uproar on New Year’s Eve when he fought with his wife Anne at a nightclub in Mexico.
UFC boss Dana White usually enjoys stepping in when two are at odds, like here Conor McGregor (right) and Dustin Poirier.
He’s the boss of the cage brawlers. Now UFC boss Dana White (53) has become a racket himself. After a slap scandal, he crawls publicly to the crosses. What’s happened? White beat his wife Anne at a nightclub in Mexico on New Year’s Eve. Bad story.
“There was a lot of alcohol involved,” says White to the gossip portal “TMZ”. ‘But that can’t be an excuse. I have stated for years that there is no excuse for a man to attack a woman. And now I’m here and I have to talk about it.”
Video of the incident shows White and his wife on a balcony in the VIP area of the Cabo San Lucas eatery. First Anne White hits after he seemingly grabs her wrist, then Dana hits back. Other party guests have to intervene to separate the two.
Very rich and married for almost three decades
The cage fighter boss, worth half a billion US dollars according to Forbes, and his wife have since apologized publicly and to their three children. “My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years, we’ve known each other since we were twelve. This is a terrible situation, I’m embarrassed. At the moment we are mainly concerned about our children.”
The case will haunt them for a while. Privately, but also in White’s job. In the meantime, he also has to teach his fighters discipline. In the next few weeks it will be difficult for him to be credible. Eight years ago, after the beating scandal surrounding NFL star Ray Rice, he declared that “you can’t recover from it in public if you put your finger on a woman”. Now he will experience for himself whether his statements correspond to the truth. (red)
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