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‘Nobody Has Ever…’: Dana White Admits to Making History With Former President Donald Trump

Published 09/23/2022, 9:09 AM EDT

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Dana White has a lot of crazy stories from the MMA world and otherwise. Recently, the UFC top brass went on to share about an honor he experienced with Donald Trump, the former president of the United States of America.

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According to White, this was a historic moment. During an interview, Grant Cordone, Dana explained about this historical achievement.


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During their conversation, the author of the bestselling novel, “The 10X rule”, Grant Cardone asked, “Did you fly in on Air Force One?” Replying to this, Dana White went on to admit that he was privileged that no one else in history had done it before.

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Air Force One, apart from being an excellent Harrison Ford film, also is the official aircraft call sign that is used by the President of the United States.

To which, the president of the UFC responded affirmatively.

Dana White said, “… First of all, the way the president f*****g treats me…Insane. Nice guy.” He further added, “He is so good to me.

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White continued, “When you’ve watched presidents get off Air Force One, they’re either alone… They’re with their wife… or They’re with their wife and their small kids.”

In the history of Air Force One and the presidency, nobody has ever walked off the plane with the president,” White concluded.

He showed a picture that he had of walking alongside Donald J. Trump after an exclusive trip on Air Force One.

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During his conversation with Grant Cardone, Dana expressed how much of a good person Donald Trump was by saying, “I’m telling you, this guy is the best.” He stated, “Honest, loyal… F*****g keeps his word. If he says he’s going to do something, He does it.”


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During their conversation White reflected on the days back when he took up WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) and rebranded it to UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). He said, “Early on when we first bought the UFC, venues wouldn’t take us. They didn’t want the UFC at their venue.

Moreover, White also discussed about Trump’s visit to India. He recalled how the former President invited him for the official trip. White said, “Trump said… Come to Taj Mahal.”


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The UFC president talked about how Trump understood the passion behind the idea of UFC and was a constant endorser during its inception. He also revealed that both of them became really close. Dana iterated, “Every good thing that ever happened to me, in my career, that guy would reach out and call and say… ‘Yeah, congrats, I knew you were gonna do it.”

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Written by:

Vulligundam Ruthwik


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Vulligundam Ruthwik is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Ruthwik has completed his Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Joseph’s in Hyderabad.
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Vibhanshu Kumar