Trump booed at UFC fight night in New York
NEW YORK: President Donald Trump He was booed on Saturday for the second time in a week at a sporting event while attending a UFC fight in New York.
Trump, dressed in a dark suit and a red tie, raised his fist and greeted the crowd as he entered the city's iconic Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
The strong chants of locking him up that greeted Trump when he attended a World Series Baseball game last weekend, but loud boos sounded.
Many mixed martial arts fans also cheered and cheered when Trump sat just 15 feet from the cage where the UFC was established to award the BMF belt.
Several dozen protesters carry banners with slogans like Trump/Pence Out Now! and Headlock Him Up demonstrated outside the 20,000-seat spot when Trump arrived for the pay-per-view show.
The 73-year-old president watched with concern as light Kevin Lee kicked brutally at the face of rival Gregor Gillespie during the first bout on the main card.
The contact, which left the fighter lying on the ground for about 30 seconds, raised loud shouts through the crowd as they watched as the slow motion reproduction of his face crushed.
Trump could be seen in support when Gillespie finally stood up.
The president attended the fight night with his sons Donald Jr and Eric.
Jorge Masvidal and Nate Díaz were supposed to take him off the BMF belt later on Saturday.