“New York Crowd Goes WILD” as Donald Trump, Kid Rock, and Tucker Carlson Get Their Own Walkout With Dana White at UFC 295

Published 11/11/2023, 10:42 PM EST

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Former US President Donald Trump is not a rare face at UFC events. He made his presence known yet again at UFC 295 alongside CEO Dana White. They were also accompanied by singer-songwriter Kid Rock and media personnel Tucker Carlson.

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The UFC CEO shares a bond with all three of these individuals. White and Trump’s relationship goes back to the early days of the UFC. The 54-year-old has also appeared in interviews with Tucker Carlson and parties with Kid Rock. So it is no surprise he got them some of the best seats in the house for the staple event.

The fans went absolutely berserk when they witnessed the former president’s arrival for the main card of UFC 295, while Kid Rock’s ‘American Bad Ass’ was blaring in the arena. Kid Rock and Trump seemingly share an unlikely bond, as disclosed by Rock himself, often engaging in activities like golf or even political discussions.


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Trump’s presence might come as a shock to some people, given the massive backlash the former president has received over the years. But it looks like his long-time friend and the UFC CEO has made it abundantly clear that his promotion doesn’t pay any heed to cancel culture. Like him, or hate him, Trump clearly knows how to make an epic appearance.

He is currently amidst a trial, being questioned for fraudulent inflation of his assets. So surely, his presence at UFC 295 fetched a variety of reactions from fight fans.

Trump’s “awesome” entrance at Madison Square Garden leaves fans excited

The televised entrance of the trio with Dana White was one of the highlights of the evening. One Twitter (X) user mentioned that the former President got a great reaction from the fans in attendance at Madison Square Garden.

Another fan gave his take on Trump’s arrival at UFC 295. Trump may not be a new face at UFC events, but his presence brings in a lot of excitement.


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He has deep roots within the MMA community. He backed the UFC when many major markets were not interested in MMA. He had welcomed the promotion with open arms and had offered the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey as a venue for UFC 30 and UFC 31 in 2001.

Some fans ideated that the crowd was cheering for Tucker Carlson.

Many others mentioned that they would love to see Trump inside the Octagon. Who wouldn’t want to see that?

Previously, Donald Trump was also seen at UFC 290. He was greeted with a loud applause from the crowd as he walked out with Dana White.

One fan mentioned Colby Covington‘s relationship with Donald Trump and wondered how he would have felt about his presence at UFC 295 since he was not fighting on that card. After all, ‘Chaos’ is an ardent supporter of the former POTUS.

Another fan mentioned that seeing a former US president was always a great sight.

Watching these big personalities together brought in a lot of enthusiasm among fans.


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Fans loved seeing Trump, Kid Rock, Tucker Carlson, and Dana White together.

It is known that Dana White has all the support he needs from Donald Trump. The latter has grown to be a fan of the sport over the years. Moreover, it does not look like Trump’s going to stop coming to UFC shows since he always gets a huge response whenever he comes to watch fighters get it on inside the Octagon.


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What’s your take on Donald Trump’s UFC 295 entrance? Drop your comments below.

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Himanga Mahanta


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I am a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, and my passion for MMA and a deep understanding of its intricacies have allowed me to churn out more than 1000 articles. I have covered numerous UFC events and fighters, with the aim of bringing my readers closer to the action and the athletes they admire. I have developed a knack for providing analytical coverage of breaking stories from the world of MMA.
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