Colby Covington is the UFC’s newest interim welterweight champion who proudly invited himself to the White House to share his triumph with Trump, unlike who he called the ‘Filthadelphia Eagles.’
After taking down Rafael Dos Anjos in a unanimous decision in Saturday night’s mixed-martial arts bout, Covington immediately taunted the Eagles in a post-fight interview and said he is inviting himself to White House to present his victory to the president.
“I’m going to do what a real American should do. I’m bringing this belt to the White House, and I’m putting it on Donald Trump’s desk,” he said to provoke the Philadelphia football team and maybe even some of the liberal fans in the Chicago audience.
Some of the Chicago fans at the city’s United Center arena booed after he was proclaimed the brand new champ.
To delight his ego, the trash-talking fighter repeated his exclamation of going to the White House in several succeeding appearances.
In one post-fight presscon, Covington stressed his White House visit anew saying “I told everybody I was going to make the welterweight division great again.”
“A real American should… Unlike the Filthadelphia Eagles disrespecting our flag and kneeling for the national anthem.”
Covington also tagged his Brazilian opponent a “soy boy” on Twitter, saying his success made the welterweight division great again.
Melted that soy boy and made the welterweight division great again! Next stop for this gold belt, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with President @realDonaldTrump! #ufc225 #nerdbash2018 #maga pic.twitter.com/QFPK3dMbDr
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) 10 June 2018
Supporting Covington, UFC honcho Dana White even said it’s not a surprise to hear the new champ’s desire of presenting his belt to the president.
“He wants to take the (belt to the White House)? Yeah, I can make that happen, yeah,” White said during the post-fight press conference.