Dustin Poirier didn’t want to get too much into Dana White’s latest incident but admits it is not a good look.
On New Year’s Eve, White was seen slapping his wife – a couple of times – after they got into a disagreement at a club in Cabo. White’s wife, Anne, did hit Dana first, and some UFC fighters have said that made Dana hitting her back acceptable. However, Poirier says no one should put their hands on a woman and the incident doesn’t look good for White.
Dustin Poirier’s Statement
“Dude, I’m not sure. I have no clue,” Poirier said to Bloody Elbow when asked what should follow the incident. “You should never put your hands on a woman. I don’t know the repercussions that come along with somebody of his stature, running these businesses and doing something like that. I have no clue. It’s not a good look for sure.”
Although Dustin Poirier says it is not a good look, Dana White has made it clear he was in the wrong and apologized for the incident.
“You’ve heard me say over the years, ‘There is never, ever an excuse for a guy to put his hands on a woman,’ and now here I am on TMZ talking about it,” White said to TMZ. “My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years. We’ve known each other since we were 12 years old. We’ve obviously been through some s— together. We’ve got three kids.”
“This is one of those situations that’s horrible, I’m embarrassed — but it’s also one of those situations that right now we’re more concerned about our kids. We have three kids and obviously, since the video popped up, we’ve shown the kids the video and we’re more focused on our family right now. I’m literally making no excuses for this thing at all. It’s never happened before. It’s the first time it’s ever happened. People are going to say what they’re going to say and it is what is. Whatever people say is deserved. I deserve it.”
Currently, the UFC has yet to comment on the situation, and whether or not anything happens to White is uncertain. Dustin Poirier, meanwhile, does not have his next fight booked but is coming off a submission win over Michael Chandler.