Few sports leagues and organizations are willing to attach themselves to Donald Trump, but UFC president Dana White is unapologetically grateful for their friendship.
White joined boxing analyst Teddy Atlas and co-host Ken Rideout for an all-encompassing interview about the UFC, including the sport having a unique ally in Trump. According to White, Trump’s invite to the Taj Mahal more than two decades ago while the sport was being chastised and banned in some states is one of the reasons UFC is now so successful.
“He got it, he loved it,” White said of Trump’s affinity for the sport. “And he said ‘we’d love to have you at the Taj Mahal.’ Cut us a great deal, showed up for the first fight of the night, and stayed till the last fight of the night. Watched the whole show, both the shows that we did at the Taj.”
“And then after that, every good thing that…