UFC News: Dana White says Donald Trump told him he'd come to UFC 205 if he won
Dana White is aware that the President-elect may not have the time to make an appearance but claims it 'wouldn't suck' if he did.
Dana White recently told TMZ in an interview, that there is a possibility for Trump to make an appearance at UFC 205, in Maddison Square Garden, this Sunday.
Trump affirmed his presence to White when he was the Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. Although all this was a while ago, White is hopeful that the new President-elect will make good on his promise. Here’s what White had to say about the matter:
"Donald originally told me that he would come to the fight if he won. I don't think Donald really realized what his duties were gonna be, had he won. I think he's meeting with Obama today. I don't know, we'll see."
Here’s the full interview:
Donald Trump, was indeed in Washington to meet President Obama, on Thursday. White has continually endorsed Trump during his campaign and even spoke in his favour at the Republican National Convention.
Check out his speech for the polarising Trump in the video below!
Dana White and Donald Trump, go back a long way. Trump even gave UFC a shot, when no one was willing to touch MMA. He allowed the UFC to use The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City thrice, as a venue for UFC 28, 30 and 31.
Dana claims, he does not expect anything from the President-elect.
He's the president now. You know what I expect from him? I expect nothing. He went out there, he did it, he worked hard, he campaigned. He's the president now. He won. I don't expect to be on the phone with him every day or anything like that. I'm happy for him. And hopefully he gets in there and does good things for this country."
While New York rallied against Trump, on Wednesday night, a day after the election.The 70-year-old, has a lot of fans within UFC, with prominent fighters like Donald Cerone, Chris Weidman and Tim Kennedy religiously supporting Trump's cause.
UFC fans were also spotted sporting ‘Make America Great Again’ hats in the UFC 205 pre-match press conference on Thursday night.
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