UFC president Dana White has opened up about a physical altercation with his wife that was caught on camera on New Year’s Eve.

In the video published by a tabloid, Dana and his wife, Anna, can be seen arguing moments before Anna slaps her husband in the face. Dana responds immediately by slapping her back and, according to witnesses, the pair were immediately separated by friends.


The fight occurred in a VIP area at El Squid Roe nightclub in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where the couple was vacationing over New Year’s. Patrons below the VIP balcony witnessed the incident. White said what happened in the video was “the beginning and the end” of the situation.

Dana told TMZ they had been drinking heavily that night, but that “there’s never ever an excuse for a guy to put his hands on a woman.”

“I literally am making no excuses for this thing at all. It’s never happened before,” he said. “It’s the first time that’s ever happened, and people are going to say what they’re going to say. It is what it is. And whatever people do say, it’s deserved. I deserve it.”

The UFC star also said the couple has apologized to each other and to their three kids. He said they are more focused on “taking care of our family” than people’s opinions about the video.

“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years,” he continued. “We’ve known each other since we were almost 12 years old. We’ve obviously been through some s—t together and we’ve got three kids, and this is one of those situations that’s horrible. I’m embarrassed, but it’s also one of those situations where we’re more concerned about our kids.”

His wife also commented on the situation agreeing with Dana.

“To say this is out of character for him is an understatement – nothing like this has ever happened before,” she told TMZ. “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.”

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