- Colby Covington claims Donald Trump would be sitting cage-side to support him against Leon Edwards at UFC 296
- “Chaos” said the POTUS agreed to walk out with him but the UFC declined
- The former interim welterweight champ is positive he has improved all aspects of his game
Colby Covington had just confirmed the attendance of former U.S. president Donald Trump at his forthcoming welterweight title fight with Leon Edwards at UFC 296.
Trump will be cage-side
Speaking to TMZ Sports, “Chaos” ended the suspense and revealed that Trump will be live and cage-side to support him as he takes on Edwards in the main event of UFC 296 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“110% [Trump will be there],” Covington declared. “The greatest president in history, 45 and soon to be 47th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, will be in attendance front row.”
Colby almost got Trump to walk out with him
Covington, who has been a proud supporter of Trump, added that the POTUS would’ve been out there with him as he makes his entrance to the Octagon but the UFC didn’t allow it for safety reasons. Nevertheless, “Chaos” suggested that the fact a former president agreed to do it already speaks volumes about who’s the bigger star between him and “Rocky.”
“I was trying to get him to walk out with me. He was really excited to walk out with me, but it’s a logistical concern for the UFC, and I understand that,” Covington explained. “The guy comes with a lot of Secret Service, and it’s a big deal anytime he walks in. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to have him walk out, but he will be front row cheering me on, and I’ll get to put that belt around his waist. It’s gonna be amazing!”
“It shows that I’m the A-side in this fight. Is he bringing out the Royal family? Is he bringing out Mary f**king Poppins? Is he bringing out Paddington the Bear? Naw, he’s a f**king nobody!,” he continued.
As expected, Covington also boasted about feeling great about his overall game. According to “Chaos,” the fans could expect a version “3.0” of him against Edwards.
“I’ve gotten better everywhere you know my submissions have gotten a lot better with my coach Daniel Valverde, he’s helped me tremendously… Also my striking with my coach Cesar Carneiro, we worked tremendously just on our timing, our reflexes and just working off my game plan you know, getting guys fighting on my takedowns and coming up with big shots so you know people are going to be in for a real treat next weekend and of course my strength and conditioning has went to another level… I promise you next weekend you’re going to see Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington 3.0, not 2.0, 3.0,” Covington raved.
Covington has been unsurprisingly confident that he could dethrone Edwards at UFC 296. In fact, as early as now, “Chaos” is already certain about winning the welterweight title and taking on reigning pound-for-pound king Islam Makhachev in a dream title fight.
Check out Covington’s full interview below: