Colby wants to take belt to White House, White can make it happen
Colby Covington won the UFC interim welterweight championship on Saturday night and continued his heel shtick with characteristic glee. He vowed to sip on “nerd tears” and then take the belt to the White House.
“I did everything I said I was going to do,” said Covington after the fight, as transcribed by MMAjunkie founder Dann Stupp. “I told everybody I was going to make the welterweight division great again, and now I’m going to celebrate how a real American should celebrate winning a world a title, and that’s going to the White House to see Mr. Donald Trump and put this on his desk, unlike the Filth-a-delphia Eagles disrespecting our flag and kneeling for the national anthem.”
UFC president Dana White lauded Trump at Republican National Convention, and has a relationship of long standing with the now US president, as he told Jimmy Kimmel. And White says he can get Covington and the interim belt to the White House.
“He wants to take the [belt to the White House]? Yeah, I can make that happen,” said White.
White was asked if he had received any negative feedback for his support for the planet’s most controversial figure.
“I’ve never got slack for supporting Trump, ever,” said White. “Nobody’s ever given me any slack, ever.
“Listen, I don’t care what your politics are. You can like whoever you want to like. If [Covington] likes Trump, he likes Trump. If somebody doesn’t like Trump, they don’t like Trump. I have a lot of friends that don’t like Trump, but I don’t ever talk to them about that. [Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series commentator and hip hop superstar Snoop Dogg] hates Trump, badly, and Snoop and I just never talk about that ever.”