When Dana White slammed Chael Sonnen for joking about Chris Brown and Rihanna

UFC president Dana White found himself in hot water following a domestic violence incident on NYE. At a nightclub in Cabo, San Lucas, White was hanging out with his wife Anne. There, the longtime couple had an altercation where Anne slapped White. UFC head honcho then slapped her back and either slapped her again or shoved at her.

Most of their altercation was filmed and spread online. Many fans slammed Dana White for his behavior. But, there are some who were pretty vocal in defending him. But, one thing’s sure i- White contradicted himself big time.

The 53-year-old has always positioned himself as someone who is against hitting a woman. He used to say, “There’s never, ever an excuse for a guy to put his hands on a woman.”

Not just that, White also released Thiago Silva from the UFC in 2014 following a domestic violence incident with the Brazilian athlete.

On another occasion, White showed his dissatisfaction to UFC veteran Chael Sonnen, who made an impression that he doesn’t think domestic violence is a serious issue.

Sonnen poked fun at famous singer Rihanna, who was assaulted by his ex Chris Brown in 2009. The former light heavyweight contender slammed Rihanna.

“Look, Floyd needs to keep doing what he’s doing, which is fighting complete tomato cans that we’ve never heard of before. I’ve never seen anybody in the history of America get so rich and so famous off of having complete wimps throw a punch at their faces, and I know what you’re saying. You’re saying, “Well, it’s happened before, what about Rihanna?”

FOX released a statement apologizing for Sonnen after :
FOX Sports regrets the comments Chael Sonnen made during last night’s edition of FOX Sports Live. They were an inappropriate attempt at humor that Sonnen acknowledges shouldn’t have been made and he apologizes to anyone who may have been offended by his remarks.

When talking to the media, White stated that he doesn’t find the joke to be funny and that Sonnen has gone too far.

“You know it’s at the point where I’m not upset. Chael is a smart guy, he’s a funny guy, he’s a talented guy, and has a huge future. Just got to stop with the, you know…first of all, the joke wasn’t that funny. You’re not a comedian and you can’t make fun of domestic violence.” White said.