“Ten Other People’s Houses That Probably Should Have Been Raided”: Dana White on Donald Trump’s F.B.I. House Raid

Published 08/10/2022, 1:35 AM EDT
HOUSTON, TEXAS – MAY 15: UFC President Dana White waits to place the UFC lightweight championship belt on Charles Oliveira of Brazil after defeating Michael Chandler in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 262 event at Toyota Center on May 15, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

Donald Trump and UFC President Dana White have a close relationship. In fact, the former President of the United States had an important role to play in the UFC’s success. Hence, when the news broke out that the F.B.I. raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago house in Florida, White reacted to it.

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As reported by ‘BBC‘, the F.B.I. broke open a safe at his residence. As per them, the search is reportedly connected to the handling of some classified and sensitive documents.

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White reacted to it by saying, “It’s madness, man. The whole world is crazy right now. And I don’t know what to think and I don’t know enough about it and I haven’t talked to him.”

“I’ve only seen bits and pieces on the news. So I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but I’ll probably call him in the next couple of days.”

July 28, 2022; Bedminster, NJ, USA; Donald Trump during the Pro Am. The LIV Pro Am Tournament featured the former President of the United States, Donald Trump and his son Eric playing with with Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau at Trump National in Bedminster, NJ on July 28, 2022.Mandatory Credit: Chris Pedota-USA TODAY NETWORK

“I didn’t want to call him, like I’m sure he’s, you know, got better f**king things to do than for me to call and say ‘Hey, what’s going on over there?’ But I will talk to him in the next couple of days.”

A journalist further mentioned how people have been talking about living in a post-constitutional America or banana republic. To this, White replied, “… there’s ten other people’s houses that probably should have been raided before his that haven’t happened.”

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As per ‘BBC’, Trump described the action as an “unannounced raid”. The incident left his supporters unhappy, and many gathered outside Mar-a-Lago to express it.

Besides White, the ex-President also has several other well-wishers in the UFC.

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The businessman and television personality is a huge fan of the UFC and has even attended some big fights. However, when the promotion just started out, MMA, as a sport, wasn’t big. Hence, it was difficult for the UFC to find venues for events.

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GLENDALE, AZ – JUNE 12: Dana White meets with the press following UFC 263 on June 12, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

During such a time, Trump offered Dana White his Taj Mahal- his casino in Atlantic City, to organize fights. Thus, over the years, their friendship has only grown.

Additionally, UFC fighters like Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal also have respect for the forty-fifth President and talk about him often.

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What are your thoughts on Dana White’s reaction to the incident? Let us know in the comments.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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