Trump cheered (and booed) at the UFC match in New York City

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As President, Trump Saturday night in an Ultimate Fighting Championship match in New York City, the audience reactions were a bit more hospitable than the one he received in World Series game 5 on the last Sunday in Washington.

USA Today reported that the President received “a mixed reaction” from the Madison Square Garden in quantity, and Newsday of Long Island, mark La Monica, the front Desk was “nothing, as in the case of Nats game tweeted.”


President Donald Trump and the President of the UFC Dana White in Madison Square to visit the Garden, the UFC 244 mixed-martial-arts-fights, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 in New York. (Associated Press)

The President arrived in midtown Manhattan for UFC 244, with the main event with two US-American mixed-martial-arts fighters, No. 3-space Jorge Masvidal, with a record of 34-13, against No. 7-ranked Nate Diaz, in 21-11.

The match was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET.

The President is a longtime fan of MMA, and received support from Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White, the 2016 Republican National Convention.

“State athletic commissions are not supported by us, arenas around the world refused to be the host of our events,” said White at the time. “No one took us seriously. No one … except Donald Trump. Donald was the first guy who realized the potential we saw in the UFC and has encouraged us to build our business.”

“No one took us seriously. No one … except Donald Trump.”

— Dana White, President, UFC

President Donald Trump waves at Madison Square Garden, while attending the UFC 244 mixed-martial-arts-fights, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 in New York. (Associated Press)

Trump’s return to New York, came in the same week, he showed he was calling for the change of primary residency in Florida, he received bad treatment from the New York politician, and he has tired of pay to pay “millions of dollars” in taxes to the city and the state.

Outside the garden, demonstrators ‘ signs bore messages such as “headlock Him!” and “Trump/Pence from now!”


The last Sunday in Washington, the Boos were much louder than the cheers for the President at the Nationals Park for game 5 between the visiting Houston Astros home city, and Washington Nationals.

But after the Nationals the World Series won in Houston three nights later, Trump tweetd a message of congratulations to the champs, suggesting that he harbored no hard feelings after the harsh welcome.

It was unclear whether to visit President Trump planned, on Sunday morning, the New-York-City-Marathon run.

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this story.

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