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US President Donald Trump Names The Best Fighter In The UFC As He Praises Dana White

US President Donald Trump Names The Best Fighter In The UFC As He Praises Dana White

US president Donald Trump named Khabib Nurmagomedov as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC as he praised Dana White during a campaign event.

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Several high-profile UFC personalities turned out for Trump's speech in Nevada on Monday.

UFC boss White was in attendance with special guests Justin Gaethje, Henry Cejudo and Colby Covington.

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And Trump talked up next month's highly-anticipated championship clash between UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov and interim champion Gaethje.

He even called the unbeaten Russian star the pound-for-pound king inside the Octagon.

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Speaking about UFC 254's main-event, he said: "[Gaethje has] a tremendous fight coming up against the number one rated pound-for-pound fighter.

"We're going to be watching. It's right before the election, but we're going to be watching it, okay? I'll be watching. You better believe it. It's going to be an incredible fight."

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On White, he added: "I gave [White and the UFC] a place a long time ago. All I know, is just like we have outside, we had lines.

"I was like 'what the hell is going on here, Dana? This place is packed!' We were packed, we had thousands of people.

"I was so nice, I said 'let's do it again, Dana.' We did it again, and again, and again, and it became the UFC.

"And he sold it, and had a big chunk of it, and he got four billion dollars - what he sold it, four billion! That's not too bad, Dana!

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"He's an incredible guy, and he also loves his fighters. He wants to take care of his fighters, and he brought some of them, among the best."

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Covington also received praise from Trump who said you don't want to start a fight with 'Chaos' at a bar.

"He used to walk into that ring - he still does - and he's as good as there is in the world," he said.

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"No. 1 in the world. You don't want to pick a fight with him at a bar."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Dana White

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Colby Covington, Justin Gaethje, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, Donald Trump, Dana White, UFC 254

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.