After slapping his wife, Dana White and UFC released Mike Jackson and Leah Letson on Monday. Jackson infamously beat WWE and AEW wrestler CM Punk in 2018.
Dana White is the President of the UFC and is certainly a controversial figure in the world of MMA. Dana White was also previously accused of an ‘illegal crime’ in Las Vegas.
Dana White’s mother, June White, wrote a tell-all unauthorized biography of the UFC president in 2011, which included his childhood and how he changed post-success.
Titled Dana White, King of MMA, the book delved into how he was once a loving friend and a caring son who turned into an “egotistical, self-centered, arrogant, and cruel” vindictive tyrant who did not care about others’ feelings.
In an interview a few years later, June White went on to talk about her son’s marriage life. She accused him of cheating on his wife, Anne White, with multiple ring girls as well as his sister-in-law.
“His marriage is a joke. Everyone knows he puts Tiger Woods to shame. He has plenty of the ring card girls sleep with him… He slept with his sister-in-law in my house which made me absolutely furious. He goes after any girl he wants and usually gets them. They are [White and his wife] constantly fighting. In their honeymoon, she gave him the worst black eye I’ve ever seen.”
Bloody Elbow‘s Eddie Mercado asked Poirier in an exclusive interview:
“Do you think the UFC should issue a sanction on Dana, or suspend him like they would a fighter, or even stay out of it?”
The 33-year-old UFC star replied:
“I’m staying out of it because I’d be talking out my a*s. I don’t know what should happen. I don’t know what should happen.”
However, Poirier did not shy away from saying that one should never put their hands on a woman. ‘Diamond’ also noted that the incident was certainly not a “good look.”