Former President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at UFC 287 on Saturday night, just days after getting arraigned on 34 felony counts at a Manhattan Criminal Court. Photos where the 45th president is seen laughing with Mike Tyson, Kid Rock have gone viral on Twitter.
Trump was at the Kaseya Center to watch Israel Adesanya fight Alex Pereira and Jorge Masvidal versus Gilbert Burns.
The crowd at the wrestling event cheered their lungs out when the former POTUS entered the venue with Kid Rock and Dana White. In one of the photos, Trump was seen posing with Tyson and Rock, smiling for a selfie. In another picture, he was seen grabbing a bottle of Prime energy drink. Here are the photos:
President Trump, Kid Rock, Dana White, Mike Tyson. These great American Patriots together is a beautiful sight to see. pic.twitter.com/5HIDOOm5vm
— TEAM USA 🇺🇸 (@__TEAM_USA) April 9, 2023
Mike Tyson and Donald Trump together at UFC 287… pic.twitter.com/Q9My4ccKoa
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) April 9, 2023
There is also a video of Trump getting applauded by the audience as he shook hands with Tyson.
— No Jumper (@nojumper) April 9, 2023
This is not the first time that Trump has shown up at a UFC event. He has been a regular at these events in the past. He was at UFC 246 where he was seen in the company of celebrities like Mel Gibson and Addison Rae. He also appeared at UFC 244, where he faced a lot of protestors outside Madison Square Garden.
Masvidal hailed Donald Trump as the “greatest president” on Saturday, during his retirement speech. “I wanted to say, greatest president in the history of the world sitting right there,” he said, pointing at the ex-president, as the Florida crowd erupted in cheers. I love that guy,” he added.
Masvidal then asked the crowd to join him in chanting the anti-Biden slogan. “And let’s take back — you know who, Let’s go Brandon motherf—er … replace him,” he shouted.
Trump pleaded not guilty last week to charges relating to a 2016 hush-money case involving the adult film star Stormy Daniels.