UFC News: Ex-President Donald Trump to be guest at UFC 264

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Sarasota Fairgrounds Saturday night, July 3, 2021, that was Co-sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida. Trump, 75, talked about MAGA and the accomplishments of his administration. Sar 070521 Trump Rally 15

Former President Donald Trump will have a front-row seat for UFC 264 action Saturday night, including the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

Donald Trump will be in the building at UFC 264

UFC President Dana White confirmed to TMZ that Trump will be on hand for the event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He said Secret Service agents have been sweeping the venue to assure Trump’s safety.

Trump will be sitting with White near the octagon–not in a luxury box–and isn’t afraid to hear any heckling that might come from the crowd.

“He’s not hiding in a box somewhere, that’s not his style,” White told TMZ.

White and Trump have been friends for many years. Some of White’s early UFC events were held at Trump’s casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

This will be the first major sporting event Trump has attended since his presidency officially ended in January. He watched UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in 2019. He was widely jeered at when he attended Game 5 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals the same year.

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Sarasota Fairgrounds Saturday night, July 3, 2021, that was Co-sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida. Trump, 75, talked about MAGA and the accomplishments of his administration. Sar 070521 Trump Rally 30

Canadian network TSN reported that Trump won’t be the only celebrity to watch the highly anticipated event in person. Also expected to be there are Mel Gibson, Justin Bieber, Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend Travis Barker, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Durant, Machine Gun Kelly, his girlfriend Megan Fox, and others.

–Field Level Media

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