UFC president to address Oxford Union Society, one of world’s foremost debate clubs

By Oskar Garcia, AP
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

UFC president to address Oxford debate club

LAS VEGAS — The Oxford University debate club has invited Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White to speak to its members.

Ultimate Fighting Championship officials told The Associated Press that the 187-year-old Oxford Union Society has invited White to speak Oct. 13.

The society has been known for its ties to the upper tiers of politics, and past speakers include Sir Winston Churchill, Robert Kennedy and Yasser Arafat. The late Benazir Bhutto was once club president when she was a student, long before she was prime minister of Pakistan.

Other past speakers at the club are former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, as well as Malcolm X, Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.

White says he’s expecting to respond to tough questions with straight answers.

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