The UFC president spoke at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday evening on behalf of Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White spoke at the Republican National Convention on behalf of Republican nominee, Donald Trump, on Tuesday evening (July 19, 2016) in Cleveland, Ohio.
White, 46, addressed the crowd when he took the podium by saying, “What’s up GOP?” and said he would tell those in attendance about the Donald Trump that he knew.
The UFC president began his speech by mentioning when he and the Fertitta brothers first conducted business with Trump after they took over the UFC in 2001. Both UFC 30 and UFC 31 events were held at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and White expressed his gratitude and appreciation for Trump’s willingness to host the promotion during the dark days of the sport.
“In 2001 my partners and I bought the UFC and it was basically considered a blood sport. State athletic commissions didn’t support us, arenas around the world refused to host our events. Nobody took us seriously. Nobody … except Donald Trump. Donald was the first guy that recognized the potential that we saw in the UFC and encouraged us to build our business. He hosted our first two events at his venue; He dealt with us personally. He got in the trenches with us and he made a deal that worked for everyone. On top of that, he showed up for the fight on Saturday night and sat in the front row. Yeah, he’s that guy. He shows up. Donald championed the UFC before it was popular, before it grew into a successful business and I will always be grateful–so grateful–to him for standing with us in those early days. So tonight, I stand with Donald Trump.”
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