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Video: Trump, Tucker Carlson, Kid Rock attend UFC match; ‘USA’ chants erupt

Former President of the United States Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a "Save America" rally at Country Thunder Arizona in Florence, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
November 13, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s presence was felt at an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) match Saturday night, as the crowd erupted into chants of “USA.”

According to The New York Post, the former president, who is known for his enjoyment of boxing and mixed martial arts competitions, received a loud ovation from the boxing crowd as he entered Madison Square Garden in New York City Saturday night.

Trump arrived at UFC 295 just prior to the start of Saturday’s competition. The former president was accompanied by Tucker Carlson, Dana White, Kid Rock, and Donald Trump Jr.

video shared on X, formerly Twitter, by the account “UFC on TNT Sports” shows the crowd’s wild reaction to Trump’s entrance with Carlson, White, and Rock.

According to The Daily Caller, Carlson’s presence alongside Trump at Saturday’s UFC match adds to recent speculation that the former Fox News host and conservative icon could be a potential vice president candidate for Trump’s 2024 White House bid.

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As Trump entered the Madison Square Garden arena, he was seen pumping his fist and waving to the enthusiastic crowd as Kid Rock’s “American Badass” played prior to the kickoff of Saturday’s matchup, which featured Czechian fighter Jiří Procházka and Brazilian fighter, Alex Pereira, competing for the Light Heavyweight title, according to The New York Post.

In another video shared by Barstool Sports’ Jack McGuire on X, UFC fans can be heard loudly chanting, “USA, USA, USA.” Alongside the video, McGuire wrote, “What a moment. Donald Trump & Tucker Carlson arrive at #UFC295 CROWD LOVES IT. USA CHANTS ERUPT!”

A recent poll by FiveThirtyEight shows that the former president continues to hold a massive lead over his Republican primary challengers with 55.6% of Republican primary voter support despite facing multiple legal challenges.