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Dana White had no excuse to slap his wife, but fans, fighters and the media did it for him anyway

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UFC President Dana White has offered no apology for slapping his wife on New Years Eve. However, that hasn’t stopped MMA fans, UFC fighters and members of the media to provide justifications for White’s actions.

On Monday, TMZ published a video of White slapping his wife, Anne, while the couple was in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. TMZ also released an interview in which White spoke about the incident.

During the interview, reps for TMZ appeared to attempt to give White an excuse for his actions saying, “People who were in the club told us that, to them at least, it looked like there was had a lot of alcohol involved” in this situation.

To his credit, White didn’t take the bait thrown at him: “There was definitely a lot of alcohol involved, but that’s no excuse. I literally make no apologies for this thing,” White said. This has never happened before. This is the first time this has happened. People are going to say what they are going to say. It’s just what it is and whatever people say, it’s deserved, I deserve it.

Shortly after the video — and the interview with White — was posted, the MMA section on Reddit declined comment because “Discussing whether it’s okay for men to hit women n is not what this subreddit is about.”

The most common refrain on social media from those seeking to justify White slapping his wife is that she hit him first, which ignores White’s statement to TMZ: “You heard me say for ages. years, there’s never, ever an excuse for a guy. lay hands on a woman.

A few current and former UFC fighters have weighed in on the matter, again offering an apology to White, which he himself hasn’t tried to rein in.

As for the media, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith was incredibly sweet on White speaking on “First Take”.

“Dana White is not just someone I know and support, and neither are you. He’s a buddy. I love him,” Smith said. “I just wish the best for him and his family. He knows how wrong it was to do that. He knows we’re on this. He knew in advance because I contacted him to let him know I’d be talking about it this morning. He knows he’s crossed a line he’s never crossed before and has sworn to himself he won’t cross it again. He’s incredibly ashamed of himself. That’s where we are right now.

Meanwhile, longtime combat sports journalist Kevin Iole covered White in his Yahoo Sports narrativeQuickly outlining how White, “work and play at a blistering pace” and have done a lot of good for this world, “advocating for many charitable causes, creating thousands of jobs, doing everything possible to help dozens of needy people, sick and unlucky people…”

Again, White himself offered no justification or excuse for slapping his wife. However, he didn’t need it because it turns out that many people were willing to provide him with more than enough.

Support for victims of domestic violence can be found through the following organisations:

If you or someone you know needs help with alcohol abuse, you can get help from the following sources:

UNITED STATES – The recovery village – 833 554 1487

Canada- Well-being together – 1-866-585-0445

UK – beverage line – 0300 123 1110

Support for victims of domestic violence can be found through the following organisations:

UNITED STATES – The National Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Canada- DAWN-RAFH Canada

United Kingdom and Ireland – Help for women: 0808-2000-247

rest of the world – HotPeachPages

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