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While being interviewed on Fox News' “OBJECTified,” UFC president, Dana White, made it clear he was never going to talk badly about his friend, President Donald Trump.
According to White, his steadfast loyalty stems from the fact that Trump helped get the league started when everyone else wrote them off.
“I’m never going to say anything bad about — ever. Ever, ever, ever. That guy gave us our start when nobody would talk to us,” White said.
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“No arenas wanted us,” he continued. “He reached out and he’s always been a friend to me. The guy’s always been a friend to me. Donald Trump has never done anything remotely negative to me, ever — except try to compete with me.”
“Not going to say anything negative about him and I never have,” he reiterated.
White said Trump genuinely cared for him and the organization long before he was serious about any presidential run.
White gave an impassioned speech in support of Trump during the 2016 Republican National Convention:
“Donald was the first guy that recognized the potential that we saw in the UFC and encouraged us to build our business,” he stated. “He hosted our first two events at his venue. He dealt with us personally. He got in the trenches with us and made a deal that worked for everyone.”