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Donald Trump To Attend UFC 264 In Rare Public Appearance After Leaving Office

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Donald Trump To Attend UFC 264 In Rare Public Appearance After Leaving Office

Donald Trump has been invited to UFC 264 on Saturday night and he'll be alongside a whole host of celebrities.

The main event will see Conor McGregor face off with Dustin Poirier in a highly anticipated trilogy bout.

UFC chief Dana White has confirmed former president Trump is set to attend the show in a rare public appearance since leaving office.

White told TSN that the 75-year-old has been invited alongside Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Kevin Durant among others.

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Trump served as the 45th president of the United States between 2016 and 2020 before losing last November's election to Joe Biden.

He has praised White's business acumen in the past and gave him a shoutout during a rally last September.

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"He is so smart, so tough, so cunning," Trump said. "He's been a friend of mine for a long time. I've been a friend of his.

"He also loves his fighters. He wants to take care of his fighters and he brought some of them along, the best."

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Trump became the first president to attend a UFC event in 2019, when he attended UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Should he attend, he'll see McGregor go at it with longtime rival Poirier in one final battle.

The Irishman won their first contest back in 2014 while Poirier emerged victorious back in January.

Poirier is confident he can secure victory once again and has predicted exactly what will happen.

He told Brett Okamoto: "Obviously he's going to try to check calf kicks if I throw them.

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"I might not even throw calf kicks. I'm expecting him to throw calf kicks, honestly. I'm working on countering calf kicks over here. I'm not even working on landing them.

"I think he's going to be more aggressive and he's not going to let the fight unfold. As it unfolded [last time] and as I got more comfortable, he realised, 'Oh shit, this guy can really fight!'

"If I was him, I would try to touch me early and keep me out of rhythm because if this thing starts to blossom into a fight in the second, third and fourth [rounds] and we start hurting in there, start having to grind it out, start getting a rhythm then I win that fight 10 out of 10 times."

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McGregor, meanwhile, has been up to his usual mind games on social media.

He has posted an audio message to Poirier in recent days as well as hinting a DM from his wife, Jolie.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images, Fox News & Colby Covington/Instagram

Topics: UFC, Donald Trump, Dana White

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