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Dana White reveals what kind of UFC fan Donald Trump is, he has two favourite fighters

Max Sherry

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Dana White reveals what kind of UFC fan Donald Trump is, he has two favourite fighters

Dana White has revealed just how much Donald Trump loves mixed martial arts.

Since the boom of the UFC, a bunch of big-name celebrities have fallen in love with the sport.

From Hollywood megastars like Dwayne Johnson to social media moguls like Mark Zuckerberg, the rich and famous can't seem to get enough of MMA.

Trump is one of those die-hard fans.


The former United States president was in attendance at UFC 287 in Miami, sitting cageside next to UFC boss Dana White as well as Kid Rock and Mike Tyson.

On a number of occasions, cheers rang out around the arena when Trump appeared on the big screen or stood up out of his seat.

The nature of Trump's support has remained somewhat of a mystery for all these years, but White has now shed some light on the president's passion for the sport.


During the UFC 287 press conference, White was asked about Trump's support.

The reporter asked: "What sort of fight fan is he? Is he the sort of guy who wants to see a brawl or does he want to see a technical back-and-forth?"

To which White responded: "So this guy [Donald Trump] calls me twice a month and will talk to me for an hour about the fights that have happened."


"He knows everybody, he knows what they did and who they fought last. He's a huge fight fan. Loves this stuff."

Questioned about who Trump's favourite fighter on the roster is, White paused before chuckling.

"Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal," he said.

The infamous friends-turned-bitter-foes are, of course, devout Trump supporters.


Trump and White have been good friends for a while with the UFC president even speaking for Trump at the Republican National Convention.

"This guy has been so good to me it's unexplainable," Trump told Tucker Carlson back in 2022.

"He's been a very good friend to me since the day I met him.


"When we bought this company it had such a bad stigma attached to it and the sport that we couldn't even get into venues, they didn't want us.

"Donald Trump saw that this thing could possibly be big, plus he's a sports guy who loves sports, and he offered us to come do the event at the Trump Taj Mahal at Atlantic City. He cut us a very fair deal and we went down there and did two events with him where he showed up for the first fight and stayed until the last fight.

"Imagine back then; Trump brand is way up, UFC brand is way down, but he took us in and he was great. Everything that ever happened to me in my career after that day, the first guy to reach out and say congratulations was Donald Trump; whether it was a letter or one time we were on the cover of the New York Times.

"He said 'I always knew you were going to do it, Dana, congratulations', and he sent me the paper. He sent me a pen one time congratulating me. He's always sending something to say congratulations; a guy who is genuinely happy for your success."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/UFC/Twitter/DonaldJTrumpJr/colbycovmma

Topics: MMA, UFC, United States, Dana White

Max Sherry
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