Trump was greeted (once again) with boos at the Ultimate Fighting Championship match Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Trump was seated with House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Congressman Peter King of New York and his sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.
MSG was packed, with a capacity of 20,000 and depending on who you ask, those were loud boos or cheers. Don Jr. of course, disputed they were booed, tweeting
“when we walked into the arena it was overwhelmingly positive.”
The championship was between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal with Masvidal verbally battling with former teammate Colby Covington, an outspoken supporter of Trump, rarely seen outside the cage without a MAGA hat.
Earlier this week, Masvidal called Mr. Trump a
“I don’t want to get too much into politics though, you know, a lot of my Latin community might be upset at me so I’m not going to dabble into politics right now, my brother.”
In 2001, Trump provided the league with a home at his Taj Mahal hotel in Atlantic City and UFC president Dana White enthusiastically endorsed Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention, saying,
“Arenas around the world refused to host our events. Nobody took us seriously; nobody except Donald Trump. Donald was the first guy that recognized the potential that we saw in the UFC and encouraged us to build our business.”
Trump arrived in NYC earlier today after this week changing his primary residence to Florida to the delight of most New Yorkers.
Despite the bullshit from blue checkmark Twitter, when we walked into the arena it was overwhelmingly positive. @danawhite said it was the most electrifying entrance he seen in 25 years of doing this. @ufc https://t.co/62dAdDimGD— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 3, 2019
(via CBS News)