On Monday, a video emerged on social media showing UFC president Dana White involved in a physical altercation with his wife, Anne. In the video, White can be seen pushing his wife and then holding her against a wall.
The video has caused outrage on social media, with many condemning White’s actions. In response, White released a statement apologizing for the incident and acknowledging that he was in the wrong.
“I want to apologize to my wife, my family, and the UFC for the incident that occurred,” White said in the statement. “I am embarrassed and realize I have work to do to be a better husband and father. I will do the work and be a better man because of it.”
White also stated that he and his wife have been working on their relationship and that the altercation was a “private matter.” He vowed to “continue to do the work needed to improve” and asked for privacy during this difficult time.
The incident has sparked a larger conversation about domestic violence and the importance of holding those in positions of power accountable for their actions. Many have called for White to be held accountable for his behavior and for the UFC to take action against him.
White has faced criticism in the past for his treatment of women in the UFC. He has been accused of making sexist comments and promoting a culture that is hostile towards women.
The incident with his wife is just the latest in a string of controversies surrounding White. In 2020, he faced backlash for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic within the UFC, and in 2021, he was accused of promoting a fight between two inexperienced and potentially unsafe fighters.
White’s apology and vow to do better have been met with skepticism by some, who feel that it is not enough. Many are calling for concrete actions to be taken to address the issue of domestic violence and to hold those in positions of power accountable for their actions.
It remains to be seen what the consequences of this incident will be for White and the UFC. However, it is clear that domestic violence is a serious issue that cannot be tolerated, and that those in positions of power must be held to a higher standard.