Colby Covington, a UFC fighter known for his MAGA hats in post-fight pressers and extreme support for Donald Trump, won Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night. The fight was highly commented on due to the rivals representing polar opposite sides of the political spectrum.
Covington won in the fifth round with a TKO and received much congratulations from Donald Trump.
In the call Trump says,”You are a great fighter, man,” and goes on to say, “That was easy work.”
Colby Covington assures the president he was motivated due to seeing the president at a rally the week before. “You gave me the dragon energy when you shook my hand on Sunday,” he explains.
“I’m your fan, you’re my fan,” President Donald Trump tells the UFC fighter.
Donald Trump & Colby Covington’s Supportive Relationship
This is not the first time the two have given support for each other. As the president said in Saturday’s post call fight, they are fans of each other.
President Trump mentioned Covington in an event earlier this month. “You don’t want to pick a fight with him in a bar,” he says about the fighter. Trump introduces him at the rally, leading to overwhelming cheers by the audience. Furthermore, he adds, “We love you, man. You’re with us and we’re with you.”
“As long as it has Trump on it somewhere, he doesn’t care,” Trump says about Covington’s choice to wear MAGA or Keep America Great hats. The fighter is known for frequently sporting Trump merchandise to press conferences and on social media.
Following Saturday’s win, Covington gave his highest remarks of President Trump in the press conference. He also tweeted an image of the pair, thanking the president for his love and support. The fighter adds his excitement for the upcoming presidential election, writing, “The silent majority is ready to make some noise November 3rd!!”
Many Twitter users sent messages of both hate and appreciation to Colby Covington. Some conservative politicians give their congratulations for the win, adding their love for his post-fight comments.
“Congratulations to my friend @ColbyCovMMA for destroying Woodley in the ring, and doing it on behalf of first responders, military, our police, and a Donald Trump presidency. Great win, and way to call Lebron James out for being a spineless athlete. TEAM AMERICAAAA 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 ” writes Candace Owens.
Response From Other Members of Trump Family
Trump’s eldest son also commented congratulations.
Prior to the fight, Donald Trump Jr. added under Covington’s Instagram post, “Get it done buddy 💪 💪 💪 ” Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle commented on Covington’s post following the fight, writing, “Rockstar crushed it! 🇺🇸