UFC president Dana White was caught on camera slapping his wife. However, the two have made amends and apologized to each other after the video footage circulated.
White described the whole thing as a “horrible” incident. The video was taken while White and his wife, Anne, were at a New Year’s Eve event at a Cabo San Lucas nightclub in Mexico.
It looks like an argument ensued between the married couple, and White is seen grabbing his wife’s arm, which is when she slaps him in the face. White then strikes her across the face.
That’s when they were separated by others attending the event.
“There was a lot of alcohol involved, but that’s no excuse,” White told TMZ. “You’ve heard me say for years, there’s never ever an excuse for a guy to put his hands on a woman, and now here I am on TMZ talking about it.”
White, who has been UFC president since 2001, also said that he and his wife have never had a physical altercation with each other beforehand, and they have also apologized to their three children.
“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years. We’ve known each other since we were 12 years old. This is one of those situations that is horrible; I’m embarrassed. Right now, we’re more concerned about our kids,” he said. “Since the video popped up, we’ve shown the kids the video. We’re more focused on our family right now.”