On Friday, Dana White, head of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Series told TMZ Sports he’ll be voting for the GOP front-runner Donald J Trump and the businessman responded with a tweet thank you on Saturday morning.
Getting the support of @DanaWhite of UFC means a lot. A total winner, who has done an amazing job. Just ordered his fight to watch tonight!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2015
During the interview, Dana explained why he was making the choice of voting for Trump and when you listen to his explanation, it sounded more of loyalty than anything else. White said Trump was an early supporter of the UFC events and even hosting a competition at his hotel in New Jersey, the Trump Taj Mahal after they had been turned down by a few states and gaming commissions.
“Not only did we host the events there, but he showed up and supported the events. You will never hear me say a negative thing about Donald Trump,” said White. “Me and Donald are cool. … Donald will get my vote.”
Former UFC Champ Rhonda Rousey had pledged her support for Bernie Sanders before she was knocked out by Holly Holm a couple of weeks ago. We guess Dana saw that karma and decided there’s only one way to go and that’s with the Trump.
Check out the interview here:
What do you think about this endorsement? Might not be a political one but culturally this could spread, you think? Let us know what you think below.