Shortly after Colby Covington won the UFC interim welterweight title in 2018, he visited The White House and got some face time in with President Donald Trump.
From the get-go, it was clear that this visit was an immense source of pride for Covington.
“It was the best day of my life,” Colby Covington said on an episode of BJPenn.com shortly after his White House visit. “I actually gave him the title [belt], and he sat at his desk. We shared some stories. We laughed a little bit, we just hung out for a good 30, 45 minutes and just bull-shitted. He’s a big MMA fan, big UFC fan, and big wrestling fan. I didn’t know he used to wrestle back when he was in high school. So it’s pretty cool that we come from the same lineage, wrestlers. I guess that’s what all the greats come from.”
Since that meeting with Donald Trump, Covington has frequently praised the President and left no doubt about his continued support for him. Perhaps it was this unwavering support that earned him another opportunity to meet with Trump family.
Speaking on his Instagram account on Thursday, Colby Covington detailed a meeting with Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., the President’s sons.
“It was truly a humbling experience to stop by @trumptower and spend some time with @donaldjtrumpjr and @erictrump! Can’t thank you enough for all you and your family do for this country!” – Colby Covington on Instagram.
Covington’s Instagram post was quickly reposted by Donald Trump Jr, who expressed his gratitude for the meeting.
“Always great to hang with champions!!! Great to see you Colby.” – Donald Trump Jr. on Instagram
Colby Covington does not currently have a fight booked, but is expected to be the next man in line to challenge Kamaru Usman for the undisputed welterweight title.
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