A TMZ Sports stringer caught up with UFC president Dana White, whose friend Donald Trump is now president elect. Although not a political person, White had spoken at the Republican convention in favor of The Donald.
“Donald originally told me that he would come to the fight if he won,” said White. “I don’t think Donald really realized what his duties were going to be had he won. I think he’s meeting with Obama today. And then … I don’t know, we’ll see.”
“Listen, no pressure. No pressure to come. But it wouldn’t suck if he came.”
“He’s been a friend of mine for 15, 16 years. I’m happy for him. … He’s the president now. You know what I expect from him? I expect nothing. He went out there, he did it, he worked hard, he campaigned, he’s the president now. He won.
“I don’t expect to be on the phone with him every day or anything like that. I’m happy for him. And hopefully he gets in there and does some good things for this country.”
White was in New York for UFC 205, which takes place at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 12th.
Main Card (PPV)
Eddie Alvarez (c) vs. Conor McGregor
Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson
Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Donald Cerrone
Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington
Prelim Card (FOX Sports 1)
Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson
Rafael Natal vs. Tim Boetsch
Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad
Prelim Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Jim Miller vs. Thiago Alves
Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian