President Donald Trump on Sunday rallied in Henderson, Nevada, with UFC President Dana White and MMA fighters Justin Gaethje, Henry Cejudo, and Colby Covington.
Trump praised Dana White as an incredible businessman, recalling when he used to host fights at his properties.
“He’s an incredible guy, and you know, he also loves his fighters,” Trump said. “He wants to take care of his fighters.”
White spoke at the Republican National Convention in August, praising Trump for his leadership.
“He is one of the most loyal human beings I have ever met. The man has unstoppable energy,” White said.
Trump then gave praise to fighters Justin Gaethje, Henry Cejudo, and Colby Covington.
“These are not people you want to pick a fight with,” Trump said, pointing them out during the rally. “Because under those beautiful suits are a lot of muscle, a lot of power, a lot of genius for fighting, and other things.”
Gaethje is scheduled to fight Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov on October 24.
“We’re going to be watching,” Trump said. “It’s right before the election, but I think I’m going to be watching … you better believe it. It’s going to be an incredible fight.”
The president also reportedly hosted a fundraiser with White and a group of fighters during the trip.
Colby Covington fights Tyron Woodley this Saturday in the main event on UFC’s ESPN+. Trump filmed a video with Colby wishing him the best of luck.