UFC president Dana White: “Donald Trump is a fighter and I know he will fight for this country” YouTube screenshot, CNN via Rare
YouTube screenshot, CNN via Rare

On Tuesday night, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White took the stage at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, for the Republican National Convention, lavishing praise on Republican nominee Donald Trump for his friendship and support of the UFC.

After applauded Trump’s commitment to the UFC, a boisterous White commended Trump for his great business instincts, his ability to work well with people, and his loyalty and supportiveness.

“Donald Trump is a fighter, and I know he will fight for this country,” White concluded his speech to huge applause.

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White’s friendship with Donald Trump goes back to the early days of the UFC when Trump offered the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City as a place to hold UFC events.

“Not only did we host the events there, he actually showed up and supported the events. You will never hear me say a negative thing about Donald Trump,” White told TMZ in December.

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Richard Thompson is an associate editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @RThompson_91 

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