Trump calls, congratulates Colby Covington after win

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington is a huge supporter of President Donald Trump, and has visited him in the Oval Office, a first for an MMA fighter. Trump is in turn a big MMA fan, is cited by his friend UFC president Dana White as a significant factor in the survival of the sport in the early days, and the regard for Covington is mutual.

If fact, as Covington was being interviewed followed his win over Tyron Woodley, he received a congratulatory phone call from Trump.

“You are a great fighter, man,” said Trump to ‘Chaos’. “I’ll tell you, you make it so easy. I don’t know how the hell you do that. Congratulations. I wanted to watch that fight tonight. I wanted to watch it. You were great.”

“He’s a strong looking guy, too. He’s a tough guy. He’s a great fighter. He was a champ and that was easy work, relatively easy work for you. I congratulate you. I’m proud of you, man. I’m proud of you. I just made a big speech to 5,000 people and said, ‘Oh, I’ve got to get home now and watch Colby.'” 

“That was fast work. He’s a good fighter, right? He give you much fo a problem? Strong guy, right?

“I’m proud of you man. I’m a big fan and I’m proud of you. You’re tough. You’re tough, and you have the right spirit. So now go win the next one, and keep it for a long time. Keep that championship for a long time.  You are something and say hello to all the guys. I appreciated the shoutout too.

“I’m your fan, you’re my fan, you know, two of a kind.”

You get that belt and you bring it in [to the White House] and I’ll see you man. We’re rooting for you. Literally I came in from a big speech tonight, and I said, ‘I gotta get back, I gotta watch this man, the man.

“You keep it going. Colby keep it going. You looked great. You looked fantastic. Take care of yourself, OK? … Proud of you. Very proud of you Colby. See you soon.

Colby was equally effusive, referencing the Dragon Energy he received from shaking the president’s hand at a recent rally.

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