UFC prez, pro golfers, football coaches backing Trump at RNC in CLE

As the Republican National Convention continues in Cleveland, Donald Trump continues to pile up endorsements from the sports world.

First there was College Football Hall of Famer Lou Holtz.

Then UFC president Dana White and pro golfer Natalie Gulbis.

“I’ve been in the fight business my whole life, and I know Donald Trump is a great fighter,” Trump told the crowd at the convention Tuesday. “And he would fight for this country.”

Gulbis, who appeared on Trump’s reality show, "The Celebrity Apprentice", praised the Republican presidential nominee for encouraging her to push back against unfair business practices she might face as a woman.

“(He) offered me a simple idea that changed my life forever,” Gulbis told the convention. “Never fear challenging the status quo. He encouraged me to think of myself not as a female athlete, but a businessperson. In everything you do, be fearless, he reminded me. Be fearless.”

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is also part of a long list of sports figures and personalities to endorse Trump.

Related: White endorses Trump on night two of RNC

Related: Holtz crashes RNC in Cleveland with critique of immigrants

Among those with ties to Ohio are legendary pro golfer Jack Nicklaus, New York Jets center and Centerville native Nick Mangold, former Bengals receiver Terrell Owens and former Reds outfielder Paul O’Neill.

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