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.”
According to a report by ESPN, it’s all thanks to Mexico’s strict privacy laws regarding domestic violence cases.
A spokesperson from the Cabo San Lucas police department got in touch with the outlet, stating that under Mexican law, such cases are classified as “very private.” Investigations will only commence once the victim comes forward to file an assault report, according to political science professor Céline González.
“The onus to bring evidence is always on the victim. It’s her job to report, and in Mexico, that process isn’t easy,” González said.
Because of this, full details of Dana White slapping his wife may never become public knowledge.