Dana White trolled mercilessly by UFC fans after footage of him slapping his wife on NYE surfaces

Dana White and his wife Anne [Image courtesy: @MatiasAndresMMA on Twitter, @TMZ Sports on YouTube]
Dana White and his wife Anne (right) [Image courtesy: @MatiasAndresMMA on Twitter, @TMZ Sports on YouTube]

UFC President Dana White recently made headlines for slapping his wife during an altercation on New Year's Eve. A video of the fight between White and his wife, with both parties slapping each other, has since gone viral on the internet.

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White and his wife, Anne, were celebrating with their friends in the VIP area of El Squid Roe on Saturday night. White's wife initiated the altercation by slapping him on the face and immediately received a return slap from her husband before their friends separated them. According to bystanders, both White and his wife were heavily intoxicated when the incident took place. The UFC head honcho immediately came clean and offered an online apology.

Check out Dana White's apology:

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MMA Twitter broke out with a variety of reactions over Dana White's fight with his wife. Some noted that the scandal would certainly be ammunition for White's arch rival, Jake Paul. @Rawdog550 wrote:

"You just know Jake Paul is gonna have a field day with this"

Others took a jibe at the UFC president by referring to his controversial new project, Power Slap League. @AndyHickeyMMA wrote:

"Power slap league started ahead of schedule."

@WEyepokes wrote:

"I still won't watch slap fighting nice try Dana πŸ˜’"

For some, the UFC president assaulting his wife came as an absolute shocker. However, others noted that White's wife had slapped him as well.

Others bought up Jon Jones, who has had several run-ins with the law and UFC brass over domestic violence.

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"You don’t bounce back from putting your hands on a woman" - Remembering Dana White's take on domestic violence

Several UFC stars like Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, Greg Hardy, Thiago Silva, and Mike Perry have been involved in cases of domestic violence over the years. Dana White has also had to make tough calls regarding his stance on domestic violence.

White made a bold statement regarding the same in light of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's video of him abusing his wife that surfaced in 2014. The UFC head honcho acknowledged that he had been lenient with some of the athletes over certain issues. However, Dana White emphasized that there was no bouncing back from hitting a woman. The UFC boss told FOX Sports Live:

"We've been human beings in letting these guys, other guys make up for what they've done and come back. There's one thing that you never bounce back from and that's putting your hands on a woman. Been that way in the UFC since we started here. You don't bounce back from putting your hands on a woman." h/t MMA Fighting

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Edited by Allan Mathew