Donald Trump makes surprise appearance at UFC 287
Former US President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at UFC 287 in Miami, alongside UFC President Dana White. The event took place at the Kaseya Center, which is only an hour away from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort. White and Trump have been friends since the early days of the UFC, and Trump has attended other UFC events in the past. Despite being indicted on criminal charges earlier in the week, Trump is not known for avoiding controversy and tends to dive directly into any headwinds that come his way.
Longtime Trump supporter Jorge Masvidal fights in co-main event
One of the main reasons for Trump’s attendance at UFC 287 was to support longtime Trump supporter Jorge Masvidal, who was fighting in the co-main event against Gilbert Burns. Masvidal has already put pressure on himself, saying he might consider retirement should he lose. The former president’s appearance on the Jumbotron caused the crowd to go wild, and Masvidal was shown in attendance at a Trump press conference at Mar-a-Lago during a recent episode of UFC 287 Embedded.
Trump’s relationship with the UFC
Trump has had a long-standing relationship with the UFC, and he was one of the few venue owners that welcomed the UFC when nearly everyone else was trying to get it shut down. He attended UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York while still in office and was also spotted at UFC 264 in Las Vegas. Trump’s appearance at UFC 287 is not out of character for him, especially when the event is essentially in his back yard and features a longtime Trump supporter.
Keywords: Donald Trump, UFC 287, Jorge Masvidal, Dana White, Mar-a-Lago, criminal charges, controversy, Madison Square Garden, Las Vegas, UFC supporter.
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