Top UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley weighed in on the incident between Dana White and his wife that took place on New Year’s Eve in Mexico. O’Malley isn’t the only UFC fighter to comment on the incident.
White and his wife, Anne, were caught on video having a physical altercation in a nightclub in Cabo. During the incident, Anne slapped her husband and the UFC president retaliated by slapping her back at least twice.
“I feel bad for Dana,” O’Malley said on his YouTube channel. “His wife slapped him. That is rude. And it deserves a slapping back. I don’t know. I don’t know. It’s a tricky one. I don’t know, treat people how you want to be treated.”
“Sober, would he have ever done that? No,” O’Malley said. “I would assume sober, no drinks, she slaps him, I don’t think his initial reaction is slap back. When that alcohol is flowing, I’ve never hit Dani. I’ve never hit a girl. But I’ve been blacked out, and I’ve done things that I can’t believe I’ve done.
Sean O’Malley breaks down Dana White slap
“I don’t think it was right. I don’t think obviously you shouldn’t hit, especially a little girl like that, but alcohol is flowing, she hit him first, it was a nice counter, she should have kept her hands up, you know what I mean? A little head movement. If you’re going to slap, you got to be ready to slap. You got to continue with that combo. She should have hit him with a 1-2, not just a 2, pulled, slipped – but no, it’s not right. They’re going to lose a lot of business.”