Look at the appeal of Conor McGregor: At UFC 264 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, former President Donald Trump will be the face of McGregor and Dustin Boyle one.
UFC President Dana White said his face will appear in the front and center of the T-Mobile Arena.
White told TMZ Trump will sit on the octagonal side with him. Trump’s polarizing nature seems to require him to stay out of the picture. White is clearer.
“He doesn’t care,” White said of his old friend. “He is not that person. He is not hiding in some box.”
(Of course, the details of the Secret Service will help ease concerns about Trump’s interactions with the public.)
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Trump was not present when he participated in major sporting events such as the 2019 Washington World Series and the Atlanta and New Orleans University Football National Championships during his presidency.
But the last UFC event he participated in was there: UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden in New York in November 2019.
Trump received Derek Lewis’ exciting post-match endorsement That night.
“He and I have been friends for more than 20 years,” White said of Trump on Friday. “And he is a huge fighting fan, not just UFC. He is a fighting fan. He likes fighting, just like I like fighting.”
Trump will see McGregor and Boyle up close when they fight each other for the third time.