President Donald Trump was on his feet as Jorge Masvidal defeated a bloodied Nate Diaz via a TKO before the fourth round of the UFC 244 main event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson wrapped a crudely named, made-for-PPV baddest man in MMA title belt around Masvidal's waist as nearly 20,000 fans howled in protest of the quick finish.
Masvidal dominated the first three rounds and opened cuts above Diaz's eyes that turned his face into a crimson mask. The assigned doctor stopped the fight just before the fourth round, even though both fighters felt the bout should continue.
Jorge Masvidal defeated a bloodied Nate Diaz within four rounds at UFC 244 in New York City
Masvidal dominated the first three rounds and opened serious cuts above Diaz's eyes
The win was handed to Masvidal after the cageside doctor ruled Diaz could not continue
Dana White posted a picture of Diaz's eye when it had been stitched up by medics afterwards
Johnson walked out holding the manufactured Baddest Mother F***** championship belt to a thunderous ovation as his WWE theme music hit. Trump, who became the first president to attend a UFC card, clapped for Johnson and stayed on his feet for the furious early rounds.
Masvidal charged at Diaz once the initial bell rang before he pulled up and smiled, a nod to his UFC-record five-second KO of Ben Askren in his last fight.
Trump and his adult sons stood as Masvidal took quick control and pounded on Diaz. Diaz had a gash open over his right eye, his face bloodied as he lay on his back trying to kick away Diaz.
The partisan crowd took turns chanting "Diaz!" and "Jorge!" and The Rock sat stone-faced, nodding at the biggest haymakers. Diaz staked his claim as the BMF - if the B stood for bloodiest - when he flexed for the crowd to end the second as blood poured down his face.
The doc wouldn't let the fight go into a fourth and 170-pound bout was over.
The packed house at the Garden stood and had their phones out, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the president as he took his cageside seat.
Donald Trump was in attendance from the start of the fight at Madison Square Gardens
Masvidal charged at Diaz once the initial bell rang, setting the intensity of the fight early on
Masvidal quickly opened wounds over Diaz's eyes during a brutal start to the fight