Josh Thomson and John McCarthy Comment On Dana White’s Situation: ‘It Is Not a Good Look For MMA’

Josh Thomson and John McCarthy comment of the situation surrounding Dana White and his wife hitting each other.

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Josh Thomson and John McCarthy turn their attention to Dana White in the latest episode of their show. 

Since the beginning of the new year, there have been several big new stories in the MMA world. One of the biggest however was the video that was circulating showing UFC president Dana White and his wife in a physical altercation. Fans of MMA immediately reacted to this sight and began to voice opinions and take sides. Some even called for Dana White’s removal as head of the UFC. The discussions continue to be had on this sensitive subject and now former UFC fighter Josh Thomson and longtime MMA referee John McCarthy are chiming in. 

Following the release of the video White and his wife both made statements. The clip shows them in a club or bar on New Year’s Eve, they both admitted to drinking when White’s wife struck him. He struck her back and they seemed to be separated. In their statements, both said that this sort of behavior was very much out of the ordinary and asked for privacy. That privacy has not been given as now White’s position within the UFC has been called into question. 

Some may find the video disturbing, discretion is advised. 

Josh Thomson and John McCarthy spoke out about Dana White’s behavior on New Year’s Eve

Thomson and McCarthy host a YouTube podcast where they discuss hot topics in MMA. This week the pair dove into this situation with White. Both men agreed that the actions from both of the Whites were wrong, but had a problem with the way people on social media are calling for it to be handled. 

“You have a husband and a wife who have been married for 30 years, and I’m gonna be honest, she slapped him, he slapped her back, they’re both wrong,” Thomson said. “He’s more of an asshole for doing it because he’s the male, he’s the husband. He’s the one that’s supposed to understand that you don’t touch women.”

Thomson was taken back by the outpour to “cancel” White. He believes that it is their personal problem and although both were wrong in doing so, outside people are more worried about the repercussion, McCarthy agreed.

“My opinion on some of it is that we have people out there that want something done about this incident that goes beyond the incident,” McCarthy said. “And that’s where you have to draw the line. You don’t cancel people out because they made a mistake… I’m not saying what Dana did is right. He was wrong… I look at this whole thing and I do think Dana needs some time away. It is not a good look for MMA.”

In the wake of this incident, White has not lost his job, despite calls for the UFC or their parent company to do so. The UFC has been on a break since before the New Year and now that events will be resuming perhaps he will address any further actions being taken.

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  1. The point was missed.Its not so much about how situation will be handle.Its about white priv.There is no crucifiction.No trying to wipe Him out completely.Destroy the fact that he was born.Over and over.yall missed your chance for growth.Thank you MR DL you Spoke truth but they were not ready for growth and chose to stay blind and live in Lié land.point was missed

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