Former president Donald Trump at the Connor McGregor v Dustin Poirier fight (Image: Zuffa LLC)
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Former US President Donald Trump was booed when he arrived for a boxing match in Las Vegas.
McGregor vs Poirier Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight (UFC) in Las Vegas.
The loud chants and cheers from the crowd at the McGregor vs Porrier fight overshadowed the boos as the disgraced business mogul entered the T-Mobile Arena through the fighter’s tunnel.
Trump arrived with UFC president Dana White late on Saturday .
The pair have been friends for a long time and former president became the first elected officeholder to attend when he was at UFC 244 in New York in 2019, reports USA Today .
Unlike in Nevada, Trump was greeted with more boos than cheers in his home state.
Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in their welterweight fight during the UFC 264 event
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Mr White spoke at the 2020 Republic National Convention pushing for Trump's re-election.
The UFC boss reportedly said having the former president at UFC 246 was just “two friends, who are fight fans, watching a fight”.
The Independent reported that Mr Trump was escorted to his seat near the octagon, close to the owner of the New England Patriots.
Former President Donald Trump at the UFC 264 event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(Image: Zuffa LLC)
Former president Donald Trump arrives at the T-Mobile Arena for the fight
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Other celebrities who attended the fight included Dave Chappelle, Mel Gibson, Miles Teller, Jared Leto, Steve Aoki, Jackass’ Steve-O, Baker Mayfield, and Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis.
Connor McGregor ended up losing to Dustin Poirier by doctor stoppage in the main event of UFC 264.
The Irishman was unable to continue after injuring his ankle towards the end of the first round.