Read the exclusive interview with Donald Trump on UFC Unfiltered as he shares his thoughts on boxing, the UFC, and more. Gain valuable insights from the former President’s unique perspective on combat sports.
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Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, sat down for an exclusive interview with UFC Unfiltered. In this interview, Trump shares his thoughts on various topics including his love for boxing, his early involvement with the UFC, and his admiration for UFC President Dana White.
Trump’s Early Connection with the UFC
Trump reveals how he got to know Dana White and a group of people who were into the UFC. He respected them and supplied them with venues when they were struggling to find a place to hold their fights. Trump’s support played a crucial role in the early success of the UFC.
"…they couldn’t get a venue because of the danger…I supplied them with a venue…both Dana and that great group of investors…appreciated it…I give tremendous respect for the initial group and for Dana…I don’t think anybody could have done what Dana did…I don’t think this guy’s replaceable…"
Trump’s Thoughts on Boxing and the UFC
Trump shares his thoughts on the differences between boxing and the UFC. He discusses the appeal of boxing and his admiration for fighters like Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. He also praises the showmanship and decision-making in the UFC compared to boxing.
"…I think UFC has hurt boxing a lot…but when you have a big boxing match, it still does great…but the smaller matches…I don’t think they’re very exciting anymore…but I notice when there is a good match, they do pretty well…"
Trump on Bad Judging in Boxing
Trump expresses his disappointment with the bad judging in boxing and how it affects the sport. He compares it to the UFC, where bad decisions are rare and the judging is generally more accurate. He believes that Dana White’s involvement in the world of boxing could bring some positive changes.
"…judging in UFC…it’s rare that you really disagree with the decision…but in boxing, I’ve seen some fights that were so bad…that really takes your heart out…"
Trump’s Take on UFC Fighters
Throughout the interview, Trump praises various UFC fighters and shares his thoughts on their performances. He discusses fighters like Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal, and Colby Covington. He also talks about the longevity of athletes in combat sports and how they are lasting longer in their careers.
"…Kamaru Usman…he was winning that fight by so much…it was over…but you never really know…it’s a game of inches…you zig when you should zag…that’s one of the main differences between UFC and boxing…"
Trump’s Love for Music and Sports
Trump reveals his love for music and how it relates to his passion for combat sports . He discusses the songs that pump him up and mentions his admiration for Vince McMahon and the WWE. He also talks about the similarities between sports and life.
"…music is very important to me…it’s sort of a microcosm of life…you have a great champion…and he gets his ass kicked…you have another guy who’s no good…and he has a great night…it’s so interesting…"
This exclusive interview with Donald Trump provides valuable insights into his thoughts on boxing, the UFC, and the world of combat sports . Trump’s unique perspective as a fan and supporter of these sports offers a fresh take on the industry.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this interview are those of Donald Trump and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of UFC Unfiltered or its affiliates.