UFC welterweight fighter Colby Covington received a surprise phone call from President Donald Trump following his TKO victory over Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11.
Covington, who was wearing a Keep America Great hat that was signed by the President, had his post-fight interview interrupted when someone handed him a phone with Trump on the other end. “Oh POTUS is calling me! Mr. President!” the fighter exclaimed before putting Trump on speaker phone.
“You are a great fighter,” Trump said to Covington. “You make it [look] so easy. I don’t know how you do it. Congratulations, I wanted to watch that fight tonight. I wanted to watch it. You were great.”
Covington, who attended Trump’s rally in Henderson, NV last weekend, replied, “Thank you, Mr. President. You gave me the dragon energy when you shook my hand on Sunday at your rally. It doesn’t matter if King Kong was in front of me. I was not gonna lose after getting to shake your hand.”
Trump told Covington that he finished his Noeth Carolina ally time to watch the fight and again congratulated him for his victory.
“I just made a big speech, I had 35,000 people, I said I want to get home now to watch Colby. That was fast work,” Trump said.
“I’m proud of you,” he continued. “I’m a big fan, and I’m proud of you. You’re tough, you’re tough. You have the right spirit. So now, go win the next one and just keep it for a long time. Just keep that championship for a long time.”
“You are something. I appreciated the shout out tonight, too. I’m your fan, you’re my fan. Two of a kind,” Trump said.
“I’m gonna bring you the new belt to the Oval Office soon after you win November 3rd by a landslide,” Covington told President Trump after thanking him for the phone call. Video Below