Trump booed again during UFC fight night at Madison Square Garden

Trump booed again during UFC fight night at Madison Square Garden

It has not been a happy week of sporting events for the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Just last week, Trump was booed and heckled during Game 5 of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park, as he watched the Houston Astros take on the Washington Nationals.

It was reported at the time that the President was greeted with a loud chorus of boos, as well as chants of "lock him up!" - an apparent reference to his own famous proclamation against rival Hilary Clinton and perhaps also a nod to the ongoing impeachment discussions surrounding his Presidency.

Watch this translator's utterly bemused reaction to Donald Trump:

Major League Baseball Commissioner, Rob Manfred told a group of reporters that the President arrived after the game had begun in order to minimise disruptions:

''His view was that to make the fan experience as positive as possible.

''He would arrive at Game 5 sometime after the game began so it wouldn’t interfere with fans getting into the stadium.''

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But now, Business Insider reports that the President received a decidedly mixed reception at last night's UFC 244 card in Madison Square Garden, New York City.

It represents the second time in seven days that Trump has been confronted with a vision of the public mood of some, though his reception on Saturday night was admittedly less frosty than at Nationals Park last week.

This time, there were loud cheers mixed in with loud boos, and no audible chants of "lock him up!", Business Insider stated.

However, other tweets emerged showing a less friendly reception for the President.

Donald Trump was joined by his two adult sons; Don Jr and Eric at the event, as well as several congressional Republicans, the Guardian reports, while the President is said to have repeatedly waved to the crowd throughout the evening's spectacle.

The show piece event of the night centered around the new 'BMF' belt (standing for baddest motherf*****, presented by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson before and after the bout). UFC cult favourite Nate Diaz squared off against a surging Jorge Masvidal for the hugely anticipated and hyped fight, only for proceedings to be stopped before the fourth round could begin, owing to a cut above Diaz's right eye.

Elsewhere on the card, Darren Till picked up a much-needed win over Kelvin Gastelum at middleweight by way of decision, while Stephen Thomson also won by way of decision in his welterweight clash with Vicente Luque.