Colby Covington Gets Phone Call From President Following UFC Newark Win
It is no secret that Colby Covington is a Donald Trump supporter. Following his most recent victory, he got a call from the U.S. President.
Heading into Covington’s UFC on ESPN 5 bout against Robbie Lawler, he announced that Trump’s two sons would be sitting cageside. This was notable, considering Colby visited Trump at the White House, following winning the interim welterweight title.
Covington would go on to win on Saturday night, dominating Lawler in all five rounds. After the victory, during a backstage interview, he spoke to President Trump. The call came in on one of the Trump son’s phones, who passed the phone on to Colby.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) August 4, 2019
“I feel amazing but I would never want to fight you Mr. President. I’ve seen your bricks of hands in the Oval Office man. If you hit me one time I’m going to sleep. I ain’t messing with you.”
This call is following a Twitter post sent Covington’s way. Subsequently, Covington would go on to reply to the post, thanking the President for his phone call.
Thank you for the phone call and always supporting me Mr. President!Thank you to the first family @DonaldJTrumpJr @EricTrump & @kimguilfoyle for coming out front row and cheering me on! If people thought tonight was a landslide, wait until the 2020 election! God bless America! 🇺🇸
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) August 3, 2019
“Thank you for the phone call and always supporting me Mr. President!Thank you to the first family @DonldJTrumpJR @EricTrump & @kimguilfoyle for coming out front row and cheering me on! If people thought tonight was a landslide, wait until the 2020 election! God bless America!”
In addition to this phone call, Covington spoke on his support of Trump, and it being reciprocated. Additionally, he guarantees that if his potential bout with Kamaru Usman takes place at MSG, Trump will attend.
“President Trump is making our country great again and I’m making the UFC welterweight division great again. Let’s unity these belts in November at Madison Square Garden so it’s right down the street from the Trump family. I guarantee our president will come watch us front row.”