Brendan Schaub has given his two cents on the slap heard round’ the world.
Of course, we’re talking about UFC President Dana White hitting his wife, Anna, on New Year’s Eve. Since the altercation unfolded, Dana and Anna have both spoke about the event publicly and so have many others… that list includes former UFC fighter Schaub.
Schaub Says There Should Be Repercussions For White
Schaub doesn’t believe his old boss should be out of his job, but he believes there should be some sort of punishment for White’s actions.
“I’m more just baffled that’s not a bigger story,” Schaub said on his podcast. “It’s mind blowing to me. I don’t want [White] to lose his job or get fired, but there should be some repercussions to hitting your wife.”
‘There’s No Way That’s The First Time’
Additionally, Schaub doesn’t think this is the first time White has hit his wife.
“If you’re able to do that in public around friends and family— you think that’s the first time it’s happened? Come on. If you can do that in public, come on, man. There’s no way that’s the first time. So there’s obviously some issues they need to figure out.
” I don’t give a sh*t how long you’ve known her. I don’t give sh*t [that] she hit you first. It’s just not the way we work as a society.”
Schaub Unimpressed By ESPN’s Coverage
Schaub would also sound off on the lack of coverage by the UFC’s broadcast partner ESPN on White hitting his wife.
“So, I think I’m just more blown away that ESPN will do coverage of a soccer coach [Gregg Berhalter] who kicked his wife 30 years ago and he was 18, and whatever kicked her in the leg. That was the narrative on top of the [Damar] Hamlin story. And then Dana’s the face of the biggest fight organization in the world and under your umbrella and there’s not a mention of it. I’m just, I’m just like, oh, wow and ESPN’s pretty far left.”