Sean O’Malley: Dana White’s wife deserved to be slapped back
Rising UFC bantamweight contender Sean O'Malley has weighed in on Dana White’s domestic violence incident which took place New Year’s eve.
UFC president White was caught on camera in a physical altercation with his wife Anna at a nightclub in Sabo San Lucas, Mexico. Soon after, White spoke with TMZ, explaining the situation, and stated there was no excuse for his actions.
On his podcast published Friday, O’Malley gave his thoughts on the situation.
“Oh God, speaking of knocking b*tches out,” O’Malley stated as he began to discuss the incident on his podcast “BrOMalley” with his brother Daniel O’Malley. “… This happened New Year’s, and it came out Monday, which is rare. TMZ sh*t usually comes out instantly. They got a good PR behind (them).”
O’Malley believed the UFC boss was sincere in his apology, but also said his wife put herself in a position to be retaliated against.
“I feel bad for Dana,” O’Malley said. “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.”
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If White and his wife were not drinking, O’Malley believes the physical altercation would have never taken place. While he says he has never struck his girlfriend and mother of his child, Danya Gonzalez, or any woman for that matter, O’Malley sees the moment as a mistake by White under the influence of alcohol.
“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.
“… 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.”