As if successful his grudge match with Tyron Woodley was not sufficient for Colby Covington on Saturday evening, he interrupted a article-struggle interview to acquire a phone from ‘big fan’ Donald Trump.
Covington dominated former welterweight winner Woodley throughout five rounds at the UFC’s Apex centre in Las Vegas, successful by TKO at one:19 of the closing spherical soon after Woodley screamed in pain with an clear rib injuries and was unable to carry on soon after Covington experienced secured a takedown.
The win was all the additional sweet for ‘Chaos’ supplied it came versus a former teaching lover and amid a bitter build-up to the struggle which drew in the politics of the upcoming US presidential election as effectively as the Black Lives Make a difference motion.
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Covington is a loud and very pleased supporter of US President Donald Trump, beforehand checking out him at the White Property and attending a Trump rally in the run-up to the struggle with Woodley.
So it was minimal surprise that Covington – wearing a attribute ‘Keep The united states Great’ cap – could scarcely incorporate himself when he understood he was using a phone from Trump in the middle of a article-struggle interview with Megan Olivi on ESPN.
“You are a fantastic fighter, gentleman,” Trump was listened to telling Covington soon after the fighter put the phone on loudspeaker. “I’ll notify you, you make it so quick. I really don’t know how you do it.
“Congratulations, I required to observe that struggle tonight, you have been fantastic.”
“Thank you so a lot, Mr President,” Covington gushed in reply.
“You gave me the dragon vitality when you shook my hand on Sunday at your rally. It does not make a difference if King Kong is in entrance of me. I was not gonna lose soon after getting to shake your hand.”
Trump gave credit to the beaten Woodley, stating: “He’s a tricky-searching guy, he’s a fantastic fighter, a champ. But it was reasonably quick do the job for you. I’m very pleased of you, gentleman.
“I just produced a significant speech, 35,000 people, I stated I want to get property now to observe Colby.”
“Yeah, [Woodley’s] a former winner, but I did not care if it was Superman, soon after conference you Mr President, I was beating any individual,” Covington responded.
Trump replied: “I’m very pleased of you, you’re a fantastic fighter, you’re tricky, you have the proper spirit. So now just go win the upcoming one… I appreciated the shout-out tonight. I’m your fan, you’re my fan. Two of a type.”
“I’m heading to get that belt and carry it to the Oval Business office when you win [the election] by a landslide, November 3,” vowed the 32-12 months-previous Covington.
“You get that belt… we’re rooting for you, Colby. Preserve it heading,” stated Trump.
“Wow,” stated a dumbstruck Covington soon after the phone experienced finished.
Trump experienced welcomed Covington and other fighters including light-weight interim champ Justin Gaethje to a recent rally, and has a near association with UFC boss Dana White.
The US leader will have been delighted with what he saw from Covington on Saturday as he improved his record to 16-2, and bounced again from the disappointment of his defeat to Kamaru Usman in their welterweight title struggle in December.
Woodley, meanwhile, was remaining to contemplate a third defeat on the spin as UFC boss White brazenly wondered no matter whether it could possibly be time for the former 170lbs champ to “start contemplating about hanging it up.”