The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its debut in New York on Saturday and one of the most powerful men in the world may be in attendance. According to UFC president Dana White, who spoke at the Republican National Convention and has been a staunch support of Donald Trump, the president-elect could be in attendance at Madison Square Garden.
White told TMZ that Trump initally told him he would attend the event if he won the election.
“Donald originally told me that he would come to the fight if he won,” White said. “I don’t think Donald really realized what his duties were going to be had he won. I think he’s meeting with Obama today, I don’t know, we’ll see.
“No pressure to come but it wouldn’t suck if he came.”
Not only did Trump apparently say he would attend UFC 205, White attended the president-elect’s victory party while in New York City.
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“His family reached out to me that night. I was in the hotel room watching the results and they had me come down to the party so I went to the party that night,” White said. “They’ve been very good to me. So good luck to them.”
Two proud Trump supporters, Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy, were initially set to participate in UFC 205 on Saturday.
Unfortunately, Kennedy’s bout with former UFC champ Rashad Evans was canceled due to medical issues, while Cerrone’s bout was scrapped at the last minute when Kelvin Gastelum failed to make weight.
UFC 205 airs tomorrow night on pay-per-view with three title fights on the line.
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