Prior to being elected the president of USA Donald Trump had many many ventures. In fact many of them even collosal failures. However one thing that reveals his further involvement in the MMA industry.
Back in 2008 a joint effort between Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and major shareholder Trump led to the formation of Affliction Entertainment. The promotion proceeded to last for 2 entire events.
Fedor’s longtime manager Vadim Finkelchtein shared some interesting memories of his interactions with Trump via bloodyelbow:
“He was always cheering for Fedor,” Vadim told RT. “I know that for a fact. He was really happy when Fedor beat Arlovski. Despite the fact that Arlovski was technically representing American in this fight, as he speaks good English already had a solid fanbase in the States. But Trump was definitely in Fedor’s corner. I saw his reaction after the knockout. He was visibly pumped and rushed to the ring to congratulate Fedor.”
“I don’t know what kind of president Trump will be, though. Ik hope for a better relationship between Russia and the US. Both countries can achieve more conducing a peaceful business rather than having this cold war which everybody is tired of. We want Americans not to worry about coming here. The media are making monsters out of us but when people come here they change their minds.”