DONALD Trump and controversial UFC star Sean Strickland were seen squaring up against each other in a photo.
Last month, Strickland lost the UFC middleweight championship to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297.
Ahead of the bout, the 32-year-old made a series of sexist and homophobic comments during a press conference.
This week, Strickland posted a picture of himself with Trump after his Caucus win in Nevada.
The 77-year-old won his third straight state as he attempts to secure his party’s nomination.
Strickland and Trump both had their fists up while smiling at each other.
He shared his support of Trump in the caption on X, formerly Twitter, writing, “After 3 years of being told Americans are bad, it is refreshing to see someone celebrate this country and its citizens.”
“I bleed red white and blue.
“There was a time we all did.
“I’m still waiting for the day we end the race, gender and income propaganda to finally realize we’re all Americans in this together.”
A video of Strickland and Trump also went viral on social media.
The former President also praised the UFC fighter Strickland during his Nevada Caucus speech, saying, “If you like to fight, if you want to fight, you can fight this guy.
“He’s available, but it’s not going to last long, you won’t do very well. Sean Strickland. You don’t want to fight him.”
Trump has appeared at UFC events in the past, and has a relationship with president of the company Dana White.
Before his January loss, Strickland won his previous three fights.
He has a 28-6 career record in the UFC.