White/Covington Visit Trump At White House
After claiming he’d deliver the UFC welterweight title to the desk of President Donald Trump, Colby Covington lived up to his word this week.
Covington, UFC President Dana White, American Top Team owner Dan Lambert, and UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes took to the West Wing this week, where Covington would present Trump with his belt, and another UFC championship title that would be Trump’s to keep.
Per Damon Martin of FloCombat, Covington got 30 minutes with President Trump, meeting the commander in chief right after Senator Lindsey Graham. The two shared stories about the fight business and even chatted about Trump’s own amateur wrestling background.
“I did everything I said I was going to do,” Covington said after UFC 225. “I told everybody I was going to make the welterweight division great again, and now I’m going to celebrate how a real American should celebrate winning a world a title, and that’s going to the White House to see Mr. Donald Trump and put this on his desk, unlike the Filth-a-delphia Eagles disrespecting our flag and kneeling for the national anthem.”
Covington becomes the first UFC fighter to meet a sitting U.S. President following the meeting Wednesday.
Initial Report: FloCombat