Former President Donald Trump attended UFC 287 on Saturday night, and the headline fighter lead the Miami crowd in a “Let’s go Brandon” chant.
Jorge Masvidal, 38, announced his retirement after losing to fellow welterweight Gilbert Burns in a unanimous round three decision.
He told Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan that he didn’t “feel the same” when entering the octagon after his storied 20-year-long career.
“Sometimes your favorite basketball player ain’t got that three-pointer no more, your favorite quarterback loses that rifle, Masvidal remarked.
“It’s been 20-something years. I’m a multi-millionaire. I had nothing when I started. I’m out.”
The legendary fighter, who is an outspoken conservative, gave much more than a shout to Trump, who was sitting ringside, along with UFC President Dana White, former boxer Mike Tyson and ex-Bud Light fan Kid Rock.
“I wanted to say, greatest president in the history of the world sitting right there,” the “King of Miami” said while pointing at Trump. “I love that guy.”
The Florida native also gave props to Ron DeSantis, who he said “the greatest governor of all time,” then encouraged the cheering crowd to “keep Florida free” and a “red state.”
Masvidal also jeered at Biden during his UFC exit. “And let’s take back — you know who, Let’s go Brandon motherf—er … replace him,” he shouted.
Much to the crowd’s delight, he lead them in a chant of “Let’s go Brandon.”
Trump’s indictment drama spoofed on “Saturday Night Live” in an Easter-themed cold-open on the same day.
“SNL’s” James Austin Johnson took over for former Trump portrayer Alec Baldwin, in a parody that saw his character crash the Last Supper.
“One of you will betray me,” Mike Day’s Jesus told his disciples. “And though I have committed no crime, I will be arrested, tried and found guilty.”
“Sound familiar? A famous, wonderful man arrested for no reason at all,” Johnson’s Trump interrupted. “If you haven’t put it together folks, I’m comparing myself to Jesus again.”
Earlier this week when Trump was indicted on 34 felony charges in Manhattan, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene compared him to both Jesus Christ and former South African President Nelson Mandela.
“Trump is joining some of the most incredible people in history being arrested today,” she said during an interview.
“Nelson Mandela was arrested, served time in prison. Jesus — Jesus was arrested and murdered by the Roman government.”
“SNL” played off of Greene’s statement to make their version of Trump come off as unhinged.
“As we speak, I am being persecuted on a level the likes of which the world has never seen, even worse than the late, great Jesus.”
Johnson’s Trump then pointed out their similarities which included being tall, popular, and both “white Americans.”
“You know Jesus did some amazing things, some would call them miracles,” the presidential parody continued.
“He rose from the dead on the third day, I would have done it faster, possibly two days. I think we could have done it a lot faster.”
The Trump character also noted that Jesus had “a mind for business,” because turning water into wine was “pure profit,” and they both held rallies where their followers got into “big big trouble.”
The comparison led to Johnson’s Trump pointing out that the parallels were so strong, he even had his very own Judas.
“Ron DeSantis came to me, tears in his eyes, he said, ‘Help me, Mr. Trump, I’m going to lose my election,’” Johnson quipped.
“So, I very generously pretended to like him, and then he did a Judas, and now he can’t even get the gays out of Disney World.”
SNL’s Trump went on to note that Jesus had an “easy” time launching Christianity because of nepotism.
“Mr. Jesus, quite a guy, but now people are saying perhaps I’m even better than Jesus because I’m a self-made billionaire and Christ was, let’s call it what it is, a nepo baby,” Johnson as Trump continued.
“I mean, his dad was God: It’s pretty easy to start a religion when your dad is God.”
“He did Good Friday. I said, ‘Why not make it great?’ With me, we’ll be doing Great Friday, perhaps even TGI Fridays,” the bit concluded.