Dana White doesn’t fear loss of Donald Trump could have a backlash from the UFC


LAS VEGAS – UFC President Dana White’s ties to US President Donald Trump are well documented. White spoke on behalf of Trump at the Republican National Convention in 2016 and 2020, Trump attended UFC 244 in New York City, and White and several UFC fighters were among Trump’s campaign stops as he was seeking re-election.On Wednesday night, however, it looks like Trump’s re-election prospects are bleak. Democratic challenger Joe Biden is leading the constituency tally and it looks like the votes in the few remaining states that have yet to be fully counted are shifting in the direction of the former vice president.

While White fears that a change in administration would also mean a change in UFC fortunes after being so closely tied to Trump, he doesn’t show it.

“I don’t think Biden even knows who I am,” White said during the DWCS 34 post-fight press conference at UFC Apex. “I don’t think Biden knows who Biden is.”

White’s relationship with Trump wasn’t the only MMA-related connection to Tuesday’s election, which took place at the federal, state and local levels. A UFC Hall of Fame member has been elected, as Tito Ortiz was elected to city council in his hometown of Huntington Beach, Calif., Taking first place in a pool of 15 candidates vying for three seats open and winning a four-year term.

White and Ortiz have clashed over the years, with White frequently questioning Ortiz’s intelligence. But he resisted the opportunity to take a look at it on Saturday.

“Good for him,” White said when asked about Ortiz’s victory. “Good for him. “


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