‘I’ll Donate To You!’: UFC Fighters Shower Trump In Praise, Embrace Him After Guilty Verdict

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Several fighters paid homage to former President Donald Trump, showering him in praise and support during UFC 302 in New Jersey on Saturday, just days after a New York jury indicted him on 34 counts of falsifying business records.

The former President emerged to a raucous round of applause from the event’s attendees before the fights began, a video Kanekoa The Great posted to Twitter shows.

Throughout the event, multiple fighters showed support for him after their victories.

First Kevin Holland, immediately after securing a submission win against his middleweight opponent Michal Oleksieczuk, leapt out of the cage to shake Trump’s hand as the pair appeared to share a warm moment together.

Next, firebrand middleweight Sean Strickland called Trump’s guilty verdict a “travesty” in his post-fight speech after earning a big split decision win against opponent Paulo Costa.

“President Trump, you’re the man… It is a d*mn travesty what they are doing to you. I’ll be donating to you, my man,” Strickland said as Trump mouthed “thank you” from the crowd.

Trump also exchanged words with retired UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov, who many believe to be the greatest fighter in the sport’s history.

Khabib appeared to ask Trump to end the war in Gaza, a request the former Commander-in-Chief appeared to oblige, saying “we’re gonna stop it” in a video many users posted to Twitter.

A twelve person jury convicted Trump of 34 counts of falsifying business records Thursday over alleged payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016 which prosecutors claim Trump illegally labeled as campaign expenses when he allegedly reimbursed fixer Michael Cohen for them in 2017. (RELATED: ‘Unjustified Mess’: Alvin Bragg’s Own Former Colleague Casts Doubt On The ‘Contorted’ Case Against Trump)

Trump’s sentencing is scheduled for July 11, four days before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee where he is expected to accept the Republican nomination for president.

Each of the 34 charges poses a four year maximum prison sentence, though the sentences would likely be served concurrently, according to the New York Times. Trump is expected to appeal the charges, Axios reported.