White was on the receiving end of Diaz’s famous strike following the confirmation of the UFC star’s rematch with Conor McGregor back in 2016. After Diaz vs. McGregor II was made official for UFC 202, the UFC boss asked to be slapped by one of the promotion’s biggest names. And Diaz didn’t disappoint as he delivered a vicious slap flush on White’s face in a moment that will never be forgotten. What a slap. Why did White ask to be slapped by Diaz? Well, he explained why he wanted to be on the UFC Unfiltered Podcast.
“So, what was happening is, we had just left and were heading back to the arena, and we were on Crenshaw, and there was a place called the Turf Motel,” he said.
“It just came to me; I told Nate to pull over; I want him to slap me.”And Nate looked at me like, “What the f**k?” You should have seen the look on his face when I said that.
“And then we pulled over, and he started slapping away.”
Asked if he’d let any other fighters on the UFC roster get their hands on him, White laughed: “Trust me, if I opened that one up, they’d be lining up for days.”
Of course, Diaz went on to lose his rematch with McGregor, suffering a defeat on the judges’ scorecards.
The 37-year-old is 2-2 since his epic war with McGregor at UFC 202.
He beat Anthony Pettis before succumbing to Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards.
Diaz, on the other hand, defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 last year before leaving the UFC as a free agent, deciding not to sign a new deal with White’s promotion.
Old comments from Dana White’s mother have resurfaced following the video of him slapping his wife, and it has people talking about it online. The UFC president faced the media for the first time yesterday since a video emerged online showing him assaulting his wife during a drunken argument on New Year’s Eve.
When the awful footage made its way onto social media, people were quick to condemn the UFC boss, slamming him for his actions.
White has since come out and released a statement apologizing before conducting a press conference to address the matter further.
But it seems that the press conference ahead of the UFC event this weekend hasn’t gone down well with some listeners, who aren’t buying what White had to say for himself.
Some fans have even gone to the extent of digging up some old quotes from White’s own mother, and, if truth be told, they’re pretty damning.
During an interview back in 2011 to promote her biography of her son, titled Dana White: King of MMA, June described the MMA mogul as a “vindictive tyrant” who treats women badly.
“He’s not a good person,” June said.
“He seems to have lost his character somewhere along the way. He mistreats people. “It’s terrible the way he speaks to women and treats women.”
She added, “Everyone knows that he puts Tiger Woods to shame.”
“Plenty of the ring card girls sleep with him.” There are two of them, I know for sure… He slept with his sister-in-law in my house, which made me absolutely furious.”
“I mean, he goes after any girl he wants and usually gets her.”
“His wife is—they’re constantly fighting.” She gave him the worst black eye I’ve ever seen on their honeymoon, and he nearly lost his eye.So I don’t know if that’s his way of handling that, but he’s gone overboard with handling that.
During his recent press conference, White was asked by a reporter what his punishment should be.
“What should the repercussions be?” “You tell me,” White replied.
“Can I take 30 days off?” How does that hurt me? I told you guys when we were going through COVID that COVID could last 10 years. I could have sat it out.
“It’s much like COVID, actually.” My leaving hurts the company, hurts my employees, and hurts the fighters. It doesn’t hurt me.
“I could have left in 2016. I don’t know; do I need to reflect? No, I don’t need to reflect. The next morning, when I woke up, I’ve been against this. I’ve owned this. I’m telling you that I was wrong.
“Listen, we’ve had plenty of discussions internally with Ari [Emanuel, the Endeavour CEO],” said ESPN. Nobody’s happy. Nobody’s happy about this. Neither am I, but it happened, and I have to deal with it.
“What is my punishment?” You’re my punishment. I’ve got to walk around for however long I live, whether it’s 10.4 years or another 25 years, and this is how I’m labeled now.
“My other punishment is that I’m sure a lot of people—whether it be the media, fighters, friends, or acquaintances—who had respect for me might not have respect for me now.
“There’s a lot of things I’m going to have to deal with for the rest of my life that are way more of a punishment than what I take a 30-day or 60-day absence from.”
“That isn’t punishment for me.” “The punishment is that I did it, and now I have to deal with it.”