Donald Trump to do commentary during Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on MMAJunkie.com.

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This is not fake news: President Donald Trump will be in the commentary booth for the fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort on Saturday.

In a surprise announcement made Tuesday, a press release confirmed Trump, the 45th President of the United States, will be involved in the pay-per-view broadcast on FiteTV from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Resort in Hollywood, Fla.

According to Triller Fight Club, the promoter, Trump will “host and commentate” the boxing event, which will see boxing legend Holyfield come out of retirement to compete for the first time since 2011 when he takes on former UFC champion Vitor Belfort in an eight-round boxing match. Holyfield stepped in as a replacement when Oscar De La Hoya withdrew because of a positive COVID-19 test.

“I love great fighters and great fights,” Trump said in the release. “I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”

The Triller Fight Club pay-per-view begins at 7:00 p.m. ET and is priced $49.99. UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz will box former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the co-main event.

Trump has long had a connection to combat sports stemming back to when he hosted early UFC events at his casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. During his presidency, Trump’s crossover with the UFC brand and company president Dana White was unmistakable. White threw his unmistakable support behind Trump’s push for a second term in office, which did not come to fruition.