As Donald Trump became the next U.S. president elect, UFC fighters and personalities came out of their corners to give their opinions on the election.
Here’s what a few had to say:
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Bantamweight fighter Liz Carmouch said”That it’s a crazy world that we live in, that you can almost buy your way to the top.”
“That’s not something you want to teach kids growing up, that you can buy anything that you want. I’m going to hope to the side of optimism.”
She said she had heard people expressing their anger and fear over Trump winning the election, that she understood those emotions. She said fear went through her mind too.
“Yeah of course,” she said. “But I always know that I have enough money where I can buy a ticket and move, so we’re good.”
One Trump supporter on hand was Donald Cerrone. Donald posted a picture of him, fellow Albuquerque-based fighter Tim Kennedy and the new president a few weeks back when Trump was in New Mexico doing a rally. He said he had evolved throughout his campaign, from a skeptic to a believer.
“So when he first started with it all, I was like no way,” he said. “No way. This guy is outlandish. Then, as it started going on I started following him and listening to what he had to say, and I was like this dude might do it. He might do it. Then the last couple of months, just getting involved with it, and I was like, he’s going to do it. We knew if he got Illinois and he got Florida, he’d have won. Then Illinois went democrat, Florida went republican, I was like oh man. Then he got [Pennsylvania], and I was like, oh shit, there it is.”
Cerrone said he was happy for Trump, and that he stayed up in Times Square until 2:30 a.m. ET watching the electoral votes come in.
Paul Redmond tweeted, “Trump’s a savage…he’s got my vote.” #HeelHookCity