Calvin Ayre and Mark Cuban count as two high-profile multi-millionaires/billionaires that have gotten involved with the growth-sport of MMA. There are indications that they could possibly be joined by none other than Donald Trump.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com spoke with a source last month that indicated Trump has been talking with former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz about potential MMA projects. At the same, we could not find a second source for the story and elected not to run with it. However, the story was given credence by Ortiz himself while conducting an interview on Friday for ESPN’s Sports Center. While the reference was brief, Ortiz did in fact mention that Trump was looking to possibly get involved with the sport.
Trump and Ortiz recently worked together during NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” reality television show.
Trump also hosted Affliction’s New York press conference to promote its debut show on July 19 this past Thursday at his Trump Tower building in Manhattan. The real estate mogul was in attendance for a portion of the presser, and briefly addressed the media and fans in attendance. During his comments, Trump was very favorable about MMA and its athletes.