Earlier this summer, UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington made good on a longstanding promise and visited President Donald Trump at the Whitehouse. It was a feel good moment for the American welterweight, and one that many members of the MMA community doubted he’d pull off.
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was among the doubters of Colby Covington’s White House plans. As such, Covington was happy to rub it in the Brit’s face once the visit to the Oval Office had been made.
Speaking on his podcast Believe You Me, Michael Bisping responded to Colby Covington’s trolling, and assured that he’s not especially impressed by his White House visit.
“For one, you’re a big Trump supporter, good for you, well done,” Michael Bisping said (via MMANytt). “You went to the White House, well done. Let’s just be clear though, you didn’t go as the champion. Interim belt or not. You’re currently now nothing other than a regular UFC fighter and you only went because Dana White is close with Donald Trump. They’re friends, they’re buddies.”
“I’ve got to think that was part of the reason why [the visit happened],” Bisping added. “It wasn’t a case of [Trump] sat and watched and went ‘oh my god, here’s this Colby douche bag face, that is doing these incredible things, we have to have him to the White House, we have to honor this great American’. No, it wasn’t that. He went running and when Dana stripped him, Dana said ‘don’t worry about it, we’re going to strip you but just to soften the blow, I’ve got you a President meeting, you can pop in for 30 seconds but don’t touch anything.”
What do you think of the ongoing war of words between Michael Bisping and Colby Covington?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/17/2018.