UFC boss Dana White has slammed his personal manufacturing crew for omitting Donald Trump from the printed of UFC 264 on Saturday night time, regardless of the previous US President being resoundingly booed by followers throughout his final look.
Trump was amongst a number of high-profile visitors invited to final weekend’s UFC 264 card in Las Vegas, the place the forty fifth President of america was available to look at Dustin Poirier’s damage TKO win in opposition to Conor McGregor.
Whereas social media footage shot by followers confirmed Trump’s entry to the T-Cellular Area – he was saluted by Hollywood star Mel Gibson, no much less – he was conspicuously absent from the televised footage, with some conspiracy theorists suggesting that Trump and the UFC have been eager to keep away from a repeat of the jeers from some sections of the gang when he attended the match-up between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz in late 2019.
Not so, says White, who instructed gossip outlet TMZ Sports activities that Trump’s absence from the televised broadcast wasn’t a deliberate one – and that he blamed his manufacturing employees for lacking a trick to characteristic the controversial former president.
“We have been on the point of present him proper between the co-main and principal occasions, I believe you do not forget that we confirmed OBJ [Odell Beckham Jr.],” mentioned White.
“We confirmed OBJ, then it was purported to go to David Spade, 2 Chainz after which the president, and we had some form of glitch within the truck.
“Then the Conor struggle ended up ending within the second spherical, so we by no means received an opportunity.
“Let me inform you what: large f*ck up by my manufacturing crew. However , it’s stay TV and these items occur.”
White is a famous supporter of Trump’s and campaigned for him throughout the earlier two Republican Nationwide Conventions, whereas his son, Donald Trump Jr, additionally referred to as on the companies of UFC ‘BMF’ Jorge Masvidal at a sequence of marketing campaign stops in Florida forward of the November election during which Trump was defeated by Joe Biden.
Trump has additionally courted favor with the UFC’s MAGA-preaching welterweight contender Colby Covington, having invited ‘Chaos’ to a gathering within the Oval Workplace after the fighter’s effusive reward for Trump on social media.
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