Should he win his upcoming UFC title fight this weekend, Colby Covington plans to bring his championship belt to the White House in honor of the presidency and American institutions.
In interviews this week, Colvington expressed frustration with professional athletes and what he considers their overall disrespect of the country.
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“It’s a complete joke,” Colvington said of sports teams in the NFL and NBA boycotting White House visits under President Trump. “The Philadelphia Eagles suck. The Golden State Warriors — they suck. What a joke. You live in America.”
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 added. “I definitely want to bring the belt to the White House and see Trump.”
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) June 1, 2018
Covington will square off against Brazil’s Rafael dos Anjos this Saturday, when the two mixed martial artists will fight for the UFC Interim Welterweight Championship.