Dana White is one of the main faces of the UFC, who has been credited for turning the struggling UFC into one of the most popular sports-entertainment mega-brand

Under White’s leadership, the UFC became a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that today streams exclusively on ESPN, the “worldwide leader in sports.” 

As a man instrumental in bringing the change, much has been said about his prolific career, but very little has been revealed about his private life despite the curiosity surrounding it. 

White keeps things MMA and does not share much about his private life with the public. 


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However, we know he married his wife, Anne Stella, on November 8, 1996, in Las Vegas and went on to have three children. 

White and his wife reportedly met in eighth grade, but it is unconfirmed when they officially started dating.

Even though the president’s career puts him in the spotlight, Stella has maintained a lower profile throughout their marriage.

Dana White’s Mother Spills the Tea on His Marriage with Wife

White and his wife have always kept details of their marriage under wraps, but his mother, June White, has revealed some interesting things. 

Dana and his mother have a complicated relationship which his mother has alluded to in the books she wrote about the UFC president. 

Dana White's mother revealed he was cheating on his wife

Dana White's mother revealed he was cheating on his wife. (Source: YouTube)

In 2011, while promoting her book Through A Mother’s Eyes, The Dana White Story: An Unauthorized Biography, June alleged White often had affairs with “ring girls” and even had a relationship with his sister-in-law.

“He has 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. He goes after any girl he wants and usually gets them,” said June. 

She also claimed that Stella was so fed up with his cheating that during their honeymoon, she punched him, nearly causing him to lose an eye.

Besides calling out White for cheating on his wife, she noted that he was no longer the person she once knew. The author painted him as egotistical, self-centered, arrogant, and cruel.


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She also described her disgust with White for turning his back on his family and neglecting his dying grandmother. 

Dana White Became a Victim of Sextortion

White did not publicly comment on his mother’s accusations, but in 2015, he was a victim of a $200,000 sextortion attempt

According to reports, the UFC president allegedly had a sexual relationship with an exotic dancer while he was in Brazil for an event. 

The exotic dancer secretly filmed their sexual encounter, and when her boyfriend, Ernesto Joshua Ramos, caught wind of it, he threatened White. 

He agreed to pay Ramos $200,000 and asked him to sign an NDA, but Ramos never got a dime out of the deal, as he was arrested for trying to extort White. 

In April 2020, Ernesto filed a civil suit claiming White paid him off to plead guilty to extortion charges. 

Dana denied paying Ernesto off in a statement and said he looked forward to the court, dismissing the case quickly so that “he could get rid of these scumbags forever.”