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 TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem 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.

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.