Minutes after he earned a fifth-round TKO at the main event, Covington handed his phone to Trump at the other end of the line during an interview on the UFC post-fight show.
“You’re a great fighter,” Trump told Covington. “It simply came to our notice then. I don’t know how you do this. Congratulations, I wanted to see this fight tonight. You are great. ”
Cowington appeared at a Trump rally in Henderson, New York last weekend, where former interim champion UFC president Dana White Along with fellow warriors Henry Sezudo And Justin Gethse As well as manager Ali Abdelaziz.
After the rally, Covington posted a video with Trump of the upcoming fight against Woodley at UFC Vegas 11.
According to Trump, he ended another rally on Saturday and was on television just in time to watch Cowington beat Woodley of Las Vegas.
“It’s an easy job, a relatively easy task. I’m proud of you,” Trump said. “I just made a big speech. I have 35,000 people. I want to go home now to see Colby. It’s fast work.
“I’m proud of you. I’m a big fan and I’m proud of you. You’re tough. You ‘re something. I appreciate you shouting tonight too. I’m your fan, you’s my fan. One of a kind two.”
Covington, who has been friends with the entire Trump family for the past few years, fired the president in his opening post-fight comments while speaking. Joan Anik During the event.
He paid tribute again when he spoke on the phone with Trump during a post-fight show.
“Thank you, Mr. President,” Covington said. “You gave me dragon power when I shook my hand on Sunday at your rally.”
Cowington ended his conversation with Trump by promising to win the UFC Welterweight title, and then handed it to him at the White House. Covington previously visited the Oval Office with Trump after winning the interim title in 2018.