UFC Fighters to Campaign With Don Jr. Ahead of Election

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September 29, 2020

Jorge Masvidal and other UFC fighters will campaign with Donald Trump Jr. this weekend in a tour they're calling the "Fighters Against Socialism."

The UFC welterweight contender will participate in three rallies across Florida this Saturday, Sept. 3., ESPN's Ariel Helwani reported.

"Jorge Masvidal will join Donald Trump Jr. on a day long ‘Fighters Against Socialism’ bus tour across Florida this Saturday," Helwani wrote on Twitter. "They will hold 3 rallies in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. Their final rally will be at the American Top Team gym where they expect numerous fighters to join."

It is not clear which fighters will join Masvidal on the tour, but Trump has had many vocal supporters in the mixed martial arts. UFC president Dana White was an early supporter of Trump and spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention, and welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has also attended Trump campaign events and received warm wishes from the president.

Last Friday Trump tipped his hat to the Miami-born Masvidal during a "Latinos for Trump" campaign event in Doral, Fla. 

"We have some real champions here," Trump said. "And one I heard, in particular, I saw a very fast knockout not so long ago. Where’s Jorge?"

"Great to have you, man. I’m a big fan," Trump added.

Masvidal later said he was "humbled" the president knew him by name.