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Old comments from Dana White's mum resurface following the video of him slapping his wife

Max Sherry

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Old comments from Dana White's mum resurface following the video of him slapping his wife

Old comments from Dana White's mother have resurface following the video of him slapping his wife and it has people talking about it online.

The UFC president faced the media for the first time yesterday since a video emerged online showing him assaulting his wife during a drunken argument on New Year's Eve.

When the awful footage made its way onto social media, people were quick to condemn the UFC boss, slamming him for his actions.

White has since come out and released a statement apologising before conducting a press conference to address the matter further.

But it seems that press conference ahead of the UFC event this weekend hasn't gone down well with some portion of listeners, who aren't buying what White had to say for himself.

Some fans have even gone to the extent of digging up some old quotes from White's own mother and, if truth be told, they're pretty damning.

During an interview back in 2011 to promote her biography of her son titled Dana White: King of MMA, June described the MMA mogul as a "vindictive tyrant" who treats women badly.

"He's not a good person," June said.

"He seems to have lost his character somewhere along the way. He mistreats people. It's terrible the way he speaks to women and treats women."

She added: "Everyone knows that he puts Tiger Woods to shame.

"Plenty of the ring card girls sleep with him. There's two of them I know for sure… He slept with his sister-in-law in my house, which made me absolutely furious."

"I mean, he goes after any girl he wants and usually gets them.

"His wife is – they're constantly fighting. The honeymoon, she gave him the worst black eye I've ever seen and nearly lost his eye. So I don't know if that's his way of handling that, but he's gone overboard with handling that."

During his recent press conference, White was asked by a reporter what his punishment should be.

"What should the repercussions be? You tell me," White replied.

"I take 30 days off? How does that hurt me? I told you guys when we were going through COVID, COVID could last 10 years. I could have sat it out.

"It's much like COVID, actually. Me leaving hurts the company, hurts my employees, hurts the fighters. It doesn't hurt me.

"I could have left in 2016. I don't know, do I need to reflect? No, I don't need to reflect. The next morning when I woke up … I've been against this. I've owned this. I'm telling you that I was wrong.

"Listen, we've had plenty of discussions internally with Ari [Emanuel, the Endeavour CEO], ESPN. Nobody's happy. Nobody's happy about this. Neither am I, but it happened and I have to deal with it.

"What is my punishment? You're my punishment. I've got to walk around for however long I live, whether it's 10.4 years or another 25 years and this is how I'm labelled now.

"My other punishment is I'm sure a lot of people, whether it be media, fighters, friends, acquaintances who had respect for me might not have respect for me now.

"There's a lot of things I'm going to have to deal with for the rest of my life that are way 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 have to deal with it."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Dailymotion/junewhitemma.com

Topics: UFC, MMA, Dana White

Max Sherry
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