Dana White, the most powerful figure in combat sports, said Wednesday that “people should not be defending” him after a video emerged this month, showing him slapping his wife, Anne White.
The couple, who have been married since 1996, issued immediate statements to TMZ following the incident, which occurred in a VIP area of a Cabo San Lucas nightclub on New Year’s Eve.
In the video, Dana and Anne can be seen arguing. Dana, 53, takes hold of Anne’s wrist and she responds by slapping him. White responds by striking her back at least once.