The UFC President Dana White recently spoke about the former United States President Donald Trump. The UFC head honcho lavished praise on Trump as he explained how he helped the promotion back in the day. White noted that during the initial days of the UFC, they struggled to book venues and arenas because the sport was so new and unknown.
Dana White reveals how Donald Trump helped
Dana White, speaking on The Pivot Podcast, revealed that it was Donald Trump who helped get the ball rolling on the UFC’s success. Trump called him up and offered to host some events at the Trump Taj Mahal in Las Vegas:
“This brand was so bad, venues didn’t even want us. Arenas didn’t want us. We had a hard time finding venues. Trump literally called us. He said ‘Come to my place, do the event here. We’ll have you at the Trump Taj Mahal.’ We get there, greatest set up for us. Showed up at the first fight and he was there until the last fight. Both times we went there.”
White then credited the UFC’s success to people like Donald Trump. White was noted to be endorsing Trump’s presidential campaign and he revealed that this was a reason why he did that:
“Everything that happened to me in my career from there on out, he’d pick up the phone and congratulate me. Or send something. He’s always been a solid guy with me. So then he calls me and says he’s running for President. He said ‘If you don’t wanna do this, I completely understand, but I would be honored if you would speak at the National Republican Convention for me.’ Everyone told me not to do it… Everything this guy’s done for me, I’m gonna tell him no? That’s not me.”