UPDATE: It looks like Colby Covington did join Trump and White and the White House after all.
In the lead-up to his UFC 225 interim title fight with Rafael dos Anjos, UFC welterweight Colby Covington shared his hopes of visiting President Donald Trump at the White House if he won the title. When Covington won the interim title, he doubled down on these plans.
“I’m very optimistic that it’s gonna happen,” Colby Covington said on a recent episode of BJPENN.COM Radio. “It’s just a matter of time. We have to get our schedules right. I’ve been traveling. Trump’s a busy man. He’s doing all his political rallies, so it’s definitely gonna happen, and I can guarantee you, I’m going to be leaving my belt at the White House.”
“Mark my words,” he added. “You heard it here first on BJ Penn Radio, I will go to the White House before the end of the year. I will drop my gold belt in the Oval Office, shaking hands with Donald Trump, the greatest living American to date. The leader of the free nation, Donald J. Trump. A great American citizen. He’s addicted to winning. Everybody, the liberal scum that want to say stuff about him, you cannot mistake the fact that he loves his country, and he’s doing everything he can to make this country great again. So, I will drop my belt to Donald J. Trump, and leave it at the Oval Office. You mark my words.”
Unfortunately, things have not shaken out as planned for Colby Covington. First, we learned that his long awaited title shot opposite undisputed champion Tyron Woodley will go to Darren Till, which implies that Covington will be stripped of the interim title.
And now, UFC President has paid a visit to Donald Trump at the White House — without Colby Covington. White even brought a UFC belt and plunked it on Trump’s desk, which is precisely what Covington said he hoped to do.
See it below.
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) August 2, 2018
Do you think Colby Covington did something to aggravate Dana White?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/2/2018.