UFC president Dana White will be one of the speakers at the Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland. MMAWeekly.com confirmed that White would be speaking with UFC officials, following a New York Times report.
Billionaire Donald Trump is expected to be named the official Republican candidate for president at the convention.
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Trump, during a June 10 rally in Virginia, said that he wanted White to speak for him at the convention. White, who publicly supported Trump’s presidential run in December, was asked whether he’d speak on Trump’s behalf at the convention while appearing on the first episode of UFC Unfiltered.
“We’ll see,” White said. “He said it publicly. He hasn’t asked me to do it (yet, but) he said it publicly.”
It appears that the request has been made and accepted.
While most of the speakers are, of course, from the political spectrum, White will join the likes of former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow and professional golfer Natalie Gulbis, as speakers from the world of sports.
The Republican National Convention has numerous speakers scheduled from Monday through Thursday. White is expected to speak on Tuesday, according to the New York Times, alongside the likes of Asa Hutchinson, the governor of Arkansas; Michael Mukasey, the former United States attorney general; Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a vice-presidential possibility; Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader; Tiffany Trump; Donald Trump Jr. and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
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