Politics are generally a slippery slope, and many athletes tend to shy away from giving their opinions on candidates for fear of backlash from fans.
That isn’t the case with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who revealed during a recent Periscope broadcast that he is a supporter of republican candidate Donald Trump.
“I like Donald Trump, I listened to his speech. I think we need him in the country, I’m not gonna lie. He’s a little over the top, but a lot of the stuff he says is on the money, I think, on what this country needs. And hey, my wife is Puerto Rican, my kids are latino and I don’t take it personal on what he said about people coming over the border. I think he does make some good points, but he doesn’t kinda put it in a way that a usual politician would put it. So, it does throw off everybody. But if you listen to what he says, even ‘The Funk’ thinks he’s keeping it real.”
“But I think Trump is the greatest heel ever. It’s because he’s speaking the truth. He’s speaking the truth. Politicians these days, there’s just so much corruption, man. We see that with MMA in New York. It’s straight corruption, I’m not kidding. It’s, ‘Hey, can you do a favor for me, because this guy did a favor for me, and we’re friends. So, just do the right thing.’ It’s just not right.”
Anderson Silva infamously used Steven Seagal as his celebrity trainer, maybe in the future we could see Donald Trump as Chris Weidman’s celebrity trainer.