Who Is Dana White? What You Should Know About the UFC President and RNC Speaker


Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White is perhaps not a person you’d typically expect to speak at a national political convention. But that didn’t stop the businessman from scoring a primetime speaking spot Tuesday evening at the 2016 Republican National Convention.White made a name for himself in the early aughts by helping to popularize mixed martial arts, a take on boxing with far fewer rules. Back in 2000, UFC was practically extinct at only 7 years old, with politicians like Arizona Sen. John McCain calling the organization "human cockfighting" and successfully lobbying states to ban it. Read More


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