US President Donald Trump is reportedly scheduled to attend an MMA fight at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, according to Breitbart News. The match will feature welterweight category fighter Nate Diaz battling against Jorge Masvidal, while Darren Till is expected to debut against former Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum.
The news was first reported by New York Times correspondent Ani Karni and later confirmed to the media outlet by a source familiar with the US president’s scheduling; however, Donald Trump has not openly announced his visit to the Manhattan arena.
Weekend Plans: Trump is tentatively scheduled to go to NYC to attend an MMA event at Madison Square Garden on Sat night, per sources.— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) October 29, 2019
Stay over at Trump Tower.
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It was reported that Donald Trump initially planned to attend the fight in a bid to see a bout with American mixed martial artist Colby Covington, whom he openly supports. However, the fighter, who was expected to arrive in the New York octagon in November, was ultimately moved to December fight in Las Vegas, following his recent attacks on the UFC.
On Sunday, Donald Trump attended Game 5 of the World Series in Washington, DC.