UFC's Dana White to precede Donald Trump's nomination acceptance at Republican National Convention: report


Dana White has long spoken of his friendship with former President Donald Trump, and his support will be loud very soon.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the UFC president is set to give a speech at next week’s Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

Not only will White speak, but the WSJ says White’s speech will come right before Trump’s, where he will accept the GOP nomination for this year’s election.

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump, UFC president Dana White, and Kid Rock pose fora photo during the UFC 295 event at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2023 in New York City. (Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Trump has been spotted at numerous UFC events over the years. Most recently, he was at UFC 302 in Newark for the Islam Makhachev-Dustin Poirier bout, just two days after he was found guilty on all counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.

Prior to that, he was at UFC 299 in Miami, just hours after a rally in Georgia where he gave White praise.

“Dana White has done a great job. I hope he doesn’t run for office against me. He’s done a fantastic job. It’s an easier business than politics,” Trump said at the March 9 rally.

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UFC president Dana White and former United States president Donald Trump attend the UFC 296 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 16, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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It’s the closest thing I can see really reflective of the election process that we have in this country, the UFC fights. That may be a little tamer than the election business,” he joked.

Trump took in four UFC events last year, including UFC 287 (also in Miami) and UFC 296 (in Las Vegas) to watch Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington, respectively, who have both shown their support for Trump. Both fighters lost their respective bouts. 

He also went to UFC 290 in Las Vegas and UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden.

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump and UFC president Dana White are seen in attendance during the UFC 287 event at Kaseya Center on April 08, 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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White spoke at several Trump rallies in 2020 as well as the 2016 RNC in Cleveland.

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