US President Donald Trump Names The Best Fighter In The UFC As He Praises Dana White
Several high-profile UFC personalities turned out for Trump's speech in Nevada on Monday.
Let's go @realDonaldTrump #Nevada #Arizona @Justin_Gaethje @AliAbdelaziz00 @HenryCejudo pic.twitter.com/9d9KKtcxH9
- Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 13, 2020
"Trump nation in the house!" -Henry Cejudo, Justin Gaethje and Dana White proudly show support at Donald Trump's event. pic.twitter.com/rZF1LvAdFM
- Anton Tabuena (@antontabuena) September 14, 2020
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.
Atleast Trump recognises Khabib as p4p #1:joy:. pic.twitter.com/Cndm8O6dBk
- SuhaiLEGIT:gem:♂️ (@LamebredFighter) September 14, 2020
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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President Donald Trump got a raucous reaction Saturday night at UFC 244 at New York's Madison Square Garden. pic.twitter.com/WC1CV0jK8k
- USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 3, 2019
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!
"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.
The #POTUS @realDonaldTrump will be tuned into @ESPN to watch me at #UFCVegas11 this Saturday night how about you snowflakes? pic.twitter.com/QB2z68McFa
- Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 14, 2020
"He used to walk into that ring - he still does - and he's as good as there is in the world," he said.
"No. 1 in the world. You don't want to pick a fight with him at a bar."
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