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UFC president Dana White says ‘no person must be defending me’ after slapping spouse

Dana White is taking criticism of his bodily altercation together with his spouse head-on.

UFC’s president spoke to reporters on Wednesday forward of UFC Vegas 67 and was peppered with questions relating to the New Year’s Eve incident.

White didn’t draw back from answering about it. He mentioned that “hopefully all people” noticed the viral video of White slapping his spouse and that there are “no excuses” for his “horrible private expertise.”

Dana and Anne White during Rande Gerber's Reopening of Whiskey Sky at Whiskey Sky in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Dana and Anne White throughout Rande Gerber’s Reopening of Whiskey Sky at Whiskey Sky in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
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“It’s one thing I’m going to must cope with and dwell with for the remainder of my life,” he mentioned. “There’s by no means an excuse. I’m positive you guys have learn a few of the identical stuff that I’ve seen. There’s no protection for this, and folks shouldn’t be defending me over this factor, it doesn’t matter what. All the criticism that I’ve obtained this week is 100% warranted and can obtain sooner or later…

UFC president Dana White reacts to a fight during Dana White's Contender Series season six week nine at UFC APEX on September 20, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC president Dana White reacts to a battle throughout Dana White’s Contender Series season six week 9 at UFC APEX on September 20, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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“Nobody’s completely satisfied about this. Neither am I, nevertheless it occurred, and I’ve to cope with it. What is my punishment? You’re my punishment. I’ve received to stroll round for nonetheless lengthy I dwell, whether or not it is 10.4 years or one other 25 years, and that is how I’m labeled now. My different punishment is I’m positive lots of people, whether or not or not it’s media, fighters, buddies, acquaintances who had respect for me may not have respect for me now. There’s a variety of issues I’m going to must cope with for the remainder of my life which are far more of a punishment than what, I take a 30-day, 60-day absence. That’s not a punishment to me. The punishment is that I did it, and now I’ve to cope with it.”

White mentioned he “by no means put my palms on a lady in my life” earlier than this incident “apart from my sister after we used to attempt to kill one another after we have been little.”

“I assure you it’ll by no means occur once more,” he mentioned. “Nobody must be defending me. There aren’t two sides to the story. There’s solely my facet.”

UFC president Dana White recently apologized for an incident in Mexico involving his wife, Anne.

UFC president Dana White not too long ago apologized for an incident in Mexico involving his spouse, Anne.
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“Hopefully all people has seen what’s happening with me, and hopefully this by no means occurs,” he added. “But on the finish of the day, we’re all human beings. We all make errors. All you are able to do is attempt to recuperate from the errors that you just make in life. Yeah, I don’t know. I’m positive it’ll be on a case-by-case foundation. We have lots of people round right here that make a variety of errors. I’m one among them.”

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