The friendship between UFC president Dana White and US President Donald Trump has been on display on several occasions. They’ve vouched for each other frequently and been in each other’s corner as well.
The relation these two men share has been documented quite well. Donald Trump has shown his support for the UFC and Dana White multiple times. Dana White spoke on Trump’s behalf at the 2016 and 2020 Republican National Convention, and several fighters were part of President Trump’s campaign over the past few weeks.
At present, the President trails the Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden. While many think Dana White might be concerned about how this shift in the presidency would affect him and his promotion company, he is putting up a calm front. He seems to be unphased by the happenings outside the UFC.
Dana White keeps his concerns to himself
speakingat the post-fight press conference at Dana White’s Contender Series 34 at the UFC Apex, White was asked if he is concerned about a possible shift in presidency affecting the UFC. In response, he said, “I don’t think Biden even knows who I am. I don’t think Biden knows who Biden is! I had to do it! But I don’t think so, but who knows. I don’t know.”
Another former UFC fighter and current Hall of Famer has gone political. Tito Ortiz was elected to the city council in his hometown of Huntington Beach, California. He came in first among 15 competing candidates and earned himself a four-year term.
Knowing Ortiz and Dana White have had their personal issues and clashes over the years, the UFC President has questioned his intelligence on several occasions. However, at the press conference, White said, “Good for him. Good for him.”
White is staying focused on his own company and the remaining Fight Night events for the calendar year; however, like the country and the world, he would have his eyes on the 2020 elections too. What do you make of his response following the Contender Series episode?