Loud chants of “U-S-A” greeted former President Donald Trump as he arrived at the big fight last night that quickly drowned out a few random boos as Trump entered the arena to watch the UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
Loud cheers broke out when the former president entered through the fighter tunnel with UFC President and good friend of Trump’s Dana White. Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. shared video of the crowd on Twitter and said:
“UFC crowd goes nuts when Trump enters the stadium with @danawhite!!! Chants of US… USA break out. These fans and most of the fighters just get it.
Trump will give a speech in Dallas tonight at the CPAC conference.
From The Hill:
As USA Today noted, White and the former president have long been friends, with Trump being the first elected president to attend a UFC event when he sat cageside at a fight in November 2019.
White also spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2020 in support of Trump’s reelection bid.
White said after Saturday night’s fight between McGregor and Poirier near Las Vegas that he had met with Trump before the event, adding that having the former president in attendance was simply “two friends, who are fight fans, watching a fight.”
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