Trump greeted with protests in his former home state

Protestors from political activist groups Refuse Fascism and Rise and Resist gathered around Madison Square Garden Saturday night in anticipation of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE's arrival at UFC 244.

Around 150 protestors gathered on 7th Avenue in New York City in front of MSG's main entrance, according to the New York Daily News.

A group of Trump supporters wearing "MAGA" hats were also present, although New York police kept the groups separated.

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UFC's main fight of the night, between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET. Masvidal commented on Trump in a pre-fight interview.

The president is a known UFC fan and has a personal friendship with UFC president Dana White. 

--This report was updated on Nov. 3 at 6:26 a.m.