Last Updated on February 14, 2022
President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. will be providing “no holds barred alternative commentary” for an upcoming boxing match between boxing star Evander Holyfield and MMA legend Vitor Belfort on FITE TV.
The fight will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001. FITE stated in a tweet that Trump and Trump Jr. will provide “live alternative No Holds Barred commentary” and “offer their perspective on the big PPV.
— FITE (@FiteTV) September 7, 2021
“I love great fighters and great fights,” Trump stated in a press release. “I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”
President Trump has had a very long and friendly relationship with both boxing and MMA. UFC President Dana White has frequently praised and endorsed Trump, and Trump recently appeared at a fight in support of MMA superstar Conor McGregor, who called the 45th POTUS “quite possibly the greatest of all time.”
At the event Trump was saluted by acting legend Mel Gibson:
Video footage from the UFC 264 event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday shows former President Donald Trump being saluted by a man who appears to be actor and film director Mel Gibson. Previous photos and footage of Gibson arriving at the event confirm that the “Braveheart” Academy Award-winning actor is indeed the man saluting Trump.
In a video taken after he arrived at the T-Mobile Arena, Gibson stated, “Hey, I want to see the rematch. You know, best out of three. I don’t care who wins, I just want it to see a good match, and I’m sure it will be.” Later, as President Trump arrived at the venue to chants of “USA! USA!”, Gibson could be seen saluting the former President.