Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis got the rockstar treatment while attending UFC 273 in Jacksonville Saturday night:

He sat cageside for the matches with UFC President Dana White as well:

And check out the crowd reacting to the governor entering the arena:

“Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t fake it. He’s the real deal”:

Amazing:

If you recall, Gov. DeSantis “was a major proponent of getting the UFC to Florida during the pandemic”:

Of course, blue-checks were angry with him at the time for opening up the state:

Florida, open for business:

In other Florida news, the national media has gone all-in on a comment the governor made about Stacey Abrams, saying if she’s elected governor of Georgia there will be a “cold war” between the two states:

And since it’s not clear to all these journos, DeSantis spox Christina Pushaw was forced to confirm for them that he was joking.

“Guys, “Cold War between Florida and Georgia” was a joke. Before the press conference yesterday, some tourists from Georgia ran into @GovRonDeSantis & thanked him. Then they were in the crowd at the presser, so he gave them a shout out”:

But Florida does stand ready to accept any Georgia refugees fleeing any of Abrams’ policies if she’s elected:

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