Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was welcomed with open arms — and cheers, and shouts, and glaring approval – as he arrived Saturday evening at the UFC 273 event in Jacksonville to watch some highly anticipated fights.
The GOP governor’s rock star welcome helps explain why, if former President Donald Trump does not run, he is the odds-on favorite at the moment to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2024 should he decide to run.
Epic night for last night at with his entrance, his intro by and his ringside reaction with he’s such a boss.
— Florida Grand
“At one point during the event, DeSantis was formally announced to the audience as being in attendance and again, the crowd went nuts for him,” The Daily Caller reported.
Desantis at UFC. Yeah I'm thinking he's running
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“It also shouldn’t surprise anyone that DeSantis is popular among UFC fans. Florida has hosted multiple events and when the country shut down during the pandemic, UFC president Dana White looked to Florida to help host events,” the outlet continued.