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Dana White Lashes Out at Criticisms Over Decision to Speak at RNC

by Hunter Miller
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Dana White is speaking at the RNC this week and he doesn’t care what anyone has to say about it. The UFC president knows that voicing his support for longtime friend, President Donald Trump, will invite criticisms but that doesn’t faze him.

On Tuesday, White, 51, spoke with reporters about his upcoming appearance at the Republican National Convention. He takes the stage alongside Ivanka Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday.

When asked about the potential backlash, White tells MMA Junkie, “That s–t doesn’t bother me.” He continued by adding: “Listen, this is America. Everybody has their own opinions and their own choices. I know that sometimes people go after you because of whatever, but everybody knows me. Everybody knows what I’m about, and you know.”

This isn’t the first time Dana White spoke on President Trump’s behalf. He spoke at the convention in 2016 and most recently at a February rally in Colorado.

“I don’t care what people think of me or what they think,” White said. “The people that know me know who I am and know what I’m about. Other than that, I [couldn’t] care less.”

Despite his support for President Trump, White says it doesn’t damage his relationships with high-profile figures. “There’s tons of guys that hate Trump, whether it’s celebrities or whatever, and I’m cool with all of them,” he said. “We’re all cool.”

Back in 2016, White praised Trump as a good friend and supporter of the UFC. “Donald championed the UFC before it was popular, before it grew into a successful business,” White said, “and I will always be so grateful to him for standing with us in those early days.”

When asked what he plans to say this Thursday at the RNC, Dana White says, “You’ll have to tune in Thursday to find out.” He concluded by saying: “I’ll let it speak for itself.”

[H/T Fox News]