See Conor McGregor’s pull: Former President Donald Trump will be one of the faces in the crowd for McGregor’s fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
And his face will be the focus in the T-Mobile Arena, says UFC President Dana White.
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White told TMZ that Trump will sit on the Octagon side with him. Trump’s polarizing nature seems to dictate that he stay out of the fight. Know knows better.
“He doesn’t care,” White said of his longtime friend. “He’s not that guy. He’s not hiding in a box somewhere.”
(An intelligence detail will, of course, help allay concerns about Trump’s mixing with the public.)
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Trump was off the field during the game while participating in major sporting events such as the 2019 World Series in Washington and the national college football championships in Atlanta and New Orleans during his presidency.
But he was on the ground for the last UFC event he attended: UFC 244 at New York’s Madison Square Garden in November 2019.
Trump received rousing endorsement that night after the fight from Derrick Lewis.
“He and I have been friends for over 20 years,” White said of Trump on Friday. “And he’s a big fight fan, not just UFC. He’s a fight fan.
And Trump will see McGregor and Poirier up close when they fight each other for the third time.