MMA pioneer and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz defeated former WWE champion Alberto Del Rio Saturday by rear naked choke in the first round.
Ortiz, a longtime Trump supporter, received a congratulations tweet from the President after his victory.
Per Fox News, Ortiz has been a vocal advocate for Trump for years, with the two having a history that dates back to the early-to-mid aughts.
The 44-year-old spoke to FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo last week and discussed Latino support for Trump, and was even decked out in a “Trump 2020” T-shirt after Saturday night’s win.
Trump wrote “Congratulations to @TitoOrtiz on tonight’s huge WIN, a Great American Patriot!”
— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) December 8, 2019
Twitter received support from Trump supporters.
Shawn retell wrote:
Congrats on your win Mr. Ortiz, I look forward to watching you have many more. Awesome entrance, fight shorts and Trump banner.
— Shawn Retell (@shawn_retell) December 8, 2019
Another Twitter user wrote:
“America this is what a true Patriotic Champion looks like. Hes a Patriot of kindness,Strength,Dignity and Pride all rolled into one nation. God-bless American champions.”
America this is what a true Patriotic Champion looks like. Hes a Patriot of kindness,Strength,Dignity and Pride all rolled into one nation. God-bless American champions.
— Twitt+er Sucks (@Davidhi73218808) December 8, 2019
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