Shortly after former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort quickly worked with boxing legend Evander Holyfield in their main fight, Trump, who was in charge of the side commentary for the event, addressed the captive audience of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. , Florida
With Trump in the comment booth was his son Donald Trump Jr., former UFC Junior heavyweight champion Dos Santos and welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal.
“You are a fighter,” Trump said. “I have to tell you that you have some friends between Jorge and Junior, and my son, my ‘junior’, they said you were going to do fantastically well … I said: ‘Well, but boxing is not his thing. ‘Junior said,’ Yeah, you’re just looking. ‘ “
The former heavyweight champion proved the former president was right in his prediction, as Belfort did a quick job on Holyfield scoring a quick TKO in the first round.
Ahead of the fight in an interview that took place seconds before he entered the ring, Belfort ended his remarks with Trump’s presidential campaign slogan, “Make America Even Better!” “
The former president appreciated Belfort’s message, as did most of the crowd in attendance who chanted Trump’s name throughout the evening. “You are a great patriot and we appreciate it,” added Trump, addressing Belfort.
“Vitor, your stock was very high, but it’s even higher tonight because you beat someone who is, I don’t know, I think probably one of the greatest of all time,” continued Trump. “There is no doubt about Evander and we love Evander. I know Evander, and I’ve never seen that happen to Evander. I’ve been with Evander for a long time and that’s just one of those things, you’ve been really fantastic.
Trump also briefly came up with the idea of creating a clash between Masvidal or Dos Santos as Belfort’s next opponent inside the boxing ring, but it appears Triller would rather like to create a clash between Belfort and Jake Paul.