In one of the most powerful speeches so far, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White brought down the house!
White highlighted the powerful influence that Trump’s friendship has had on his life expressing his gratitude for Trump’s loyalty, foresight, and business acumen. Most people don’t know that there might not be a UFC today if not for Donald Trump!
Rolling Stone has the story…
Opening with a hearty, “What’s up GOP?” White detailed his friendship with Trump, which began when the mogul took an interest in the burgeoning fighting league. “In 2001, my partners and I bought the UFC and it was basically considered a blood sport,” White reminisced. “State athletic commissions didn’t support us, arenas around the world refused to host our events. Nobody took us seriously. Nobody — except Donald Trump.”
White praised Trump for not just hosting UFC 30 and 31 at his venues (the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City), but for working closely with the mixed martial arts league and continuing to champion the league as it grew. The UFC president then made his final pitch for a Trump presidency, enumerating the three qualities he admired most about the candidate.
The first two — he’s a hard worker, he’s got great business instincts […] were loosely tied to the RNC’s night-two theme, “Make America Work Again.” The last found White heaping praise on Trump for being a good friend and selflessly reaching out with a kind word before a big fight or after a big deal.
Source: Rolling Stone