UFC fighter Colby Covington has a chance to win the UFC Welterweight title this weekend. And if he does, he wants to visit the White House to honor American institutions and the presidency.
Colby also expressed displeasure that so many professional athletes are disrespecting the country, our flag, and the national anthem.
“It’s a complete joke,” Covington said of sports teams boycotting White House visits under President Trump. “The Philadelphia Eagles suck. The Golden State Warriors — they suck. What a joke. You live in America.”
He also said that he wanted to hand his belt over to President Trump:
Also, spoke to Colby Covington who said his plan is to bring the interim welterweight title to the White House and hand it to @realDonaldTrump after he wins. He called the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia Eagles “losers” for not wanting to go to the White House.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 6, 2018
“You stand for this flag. You stand for the troops — the women and men that were brave and put their lives on the line so you guys can have your freedoms today,” he said. “I definitely want to bring the belt to the White House and see Trump.”
Check out the interview:
Do you want to see @ColbyCovMMA bring #UFC gold to @realDonaldTrump? #nerdbash2018 #TrumpCovington2020 Watch our full #UFC225 interview with Colby Covington here: https://t.co/t1r3bgSft4 pic.twitter.com/iHTHlIUORF
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) June 7, 2018