UFC President Dana White apologized on Monday for an incident in Mexico involving his wife Anne as the two rang in the New Year over the weekend.
The riot reportedly happened at a nightclub in Cabo San Lucas. White told TMZ Sports he and his wife had been drinking, but that was no excuse for allegedly hitting his wife after she hit him. Anne was seen talking to her husband before hitting him first.
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UFC President Dana White interacts with Alex Morono after she was defeated by Santiago Ponzinibbio of Argentina in a 180-pound catchweight bout during the UFC 282 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 10, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada . (Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
Video of the incident went viral on social media.
“There was definitely a lot of alcohol, but there’s no excuse,” White told TMZ Sports. “I’m literally not apologizing at all for this thing. It’s never happened before. It’s the first time it’s ever happened and people will say what they will say.
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“It is what it is. And whatever people say, it’s deserved. I earn it. It happened. I don’t know why it happened and my wife and I have apologized to each other, we’ve been arguing with our kids and it’s one of those things that everyone’s going to interfere with. I don’t care what people think about it. We worry more about our children and take care of our family.
White said he was embarrassed by the incident and that he and his wife apologized to each other.
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“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,” Anne White told TMZ Sports. “Unfortunately we both drank too much on New Year’s Eve and things got out of hand on both sides. We discussed this as a family and we apologized to each other. I just hope that people will respect our privacy of our children.”
Ryan Gaydos is Sports Editor at Fox News Digital.