UFC president Dana White faced the media for the first time last week after slapping his wife during a physical altercation with his wife on New Year’s Eve.
White took the microphone twice during UFC Fight Night 217 fight week: an unscheduled appearance at Wednesday’s media day and at the post-fight press conference. While it was commendable that White faced the media and answered every question thrown his direction by reporters in attendance, some of his responses left more to be desired for accountability for his actions.
The overall message sent by White across both appearances was a simple one: there will be no punishment levied upon himself nor from the UFC’s parent company Endeavor. White believes living the rest of his life with the label of a man who slapped his wife in public is punishment enough.
ESPN's Molly Qerim had the guts to urge Endeavor to punish Dana White. Stephen A. Smith, not so much.
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Should White be the one making decisions about his own repercussions? Will Endeavor ever officially speak about the situation? Will there ever be any professional accountability for White’s actions?
Our “Spinning Back Clique” of Farah Hannoun, Nolan King, and Brian “Goze” Garcia answer these questions and more along with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia.
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