Dana White, wife caught on camera slapping each other on NYE.
The video appears to have been filmed by someone on the dance floor filming up at a VIP balcony. The video shows the two arguing and Anne hiding her face in her hands. Anne then appears to strike first with a slap across the face and Dana retaliates slapping her several times as she is backing away. It looks as though Anne or someone off camera then throws a drink or an object at Dana. The pair are separated by several people before the video cuts out.
The incident occurred at the Cabo San Lucas nightclub El Squid Roe.
Eyewitnesses at the scene told TMZ that Dana and Anne “both seemed heavily intoxicated” and the entire altercation was over in just minutes.
Dana also spoke with the outlet saying, “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.” He also admitted to the outlet that he was “embarrassed” by the “horrible” incident and is thinking of the couple’s three children.
Anne also spoke to TMZ saying, “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 before. Unfortunately, we were both drinking too much on New Year’s Eve and things got out of control, on both sides. We’ve talked this through as a family and apologized to each other. I just hope people will respect our privacy for the sake of our kids.”
The UFC is on hiatus until January 14 when the promotion returns for a fight night in Las Vegas, NV.