Donald Trump cheered by UFC 264 fans as he watches from cageside days after revealing plan to sue social media giants
DONALD TRUMP was cheered by UFC fans in Las Vegas ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Dustin Poirier.
The former President was initially greeted with a few boos but those soon turned to cheers and it comes after he said he was suing Twitter, Facebook and Google for banning him.
He was flanked by a barrage of Secret Service agents as he made his way to his seat to watch McGregor vs Poirier.
He then made his way to where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft – one of his supporters.
According to USA Today, despite the crowd being “mainly pro-Trump” there were some boos but these turned to chants of ‘U-S-A’.
Just days ago he announced his intention to sue Facebook, Google and Twitter for banning him.
And his presence on Saturday night sparked a chorus of boos from sections of the sold-out arena.
Veteran combat sports journalist Andreas Hale was on the scene and gave the lowdown on Trump’s entrance on Twitter.
He wrote: “I want to say that I can’t believe that it was a 50-50 crowd for Trump but I’d be lying because I know where I’m at and who I’m surrounded by at UFC 264.”
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ESPN’s Arash Markazi didn’t get a glimpse of Trump but realised he was in the building after hearing the chorus of boos.
He tweeted: “It sounds like Donald Trump has arrived at T-Mobile Arena for UFC 264.”
Trump played a small role in the early days of the UFC, hosting a number of events at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.
The 75-year-old last attended a UFC event in November 2019.
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Security was through the roof that night, so much so some fans with tickets almost didn’t make it into the arena.
UFC supremo White recently said of his relationship with Trump: “He and I have been friends for over 20 years,
“And he’s a huge fight fan, not just UFC. He’s a fight fan.
He likes fighting like I like fighting.”
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