Welterweight contender Colby Covington will be fighting for the title later this year. Chaos will challenge champion Leon Edwards as they headline UFC 296 on December 16. The bout will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas, and Covington has a special guest arriving at the event.
Covington will be making his return to the octagon after over a year since his last appearance. He fell short twice in his previous two attempts to claim the title from Kamaru Usman. However, the third time could be a charm as he meets Edwards in Vegas.
Additionally, Covington has also revealed that former US President Donald Trump will be present in the front row for his bout. Trump has been a huge supporter of the UFC and an avid fan of the sport. Chaos has stated that when Trump attends the event this time, he will put the belt around the former US President.
“To have Donald Trump in the building, you know it’s going to be amazing. I’m going to put the belt around his waist. I’m willing to go through the fire, I’m gonna burn this dude and then Donald Trump’s gonna see this country’s great again,” said Colby.
Although Trump has attended many UFC events, this could be the first time someone wraps a belt around his waist. It just shows that Trump is surely Colby’s favorite President. However, does Trump have a favorite fighter too?
Who is Donald Trump’s favorite UFC fighter?
It is no secret that former US President Donald Trump is a huge supporter of the UFC. The real estate mogul had helped UFC during its early days by providing them with venues to host their events. His support played a key role in the UFC’s journey to become a multi-billion-dollar organization today.
Trump maintains a close relationship with CEO and President Dana White and several other UFC fighters as well. After Trump’s appearance at UFC 287, Dana White even revealed that the 77-year-old called him twice a month to talk about fights.
“So this guy calls me twice a month and will talk to me for an hour about the fights that happened. He knows everybody, he knows what they did and who they fought last. He’s a huge fight fan loves this stuff,” said Dana White.
Despite knowing every fighter, Trump also happens to have his favorites. They are none other than friends turned bitter rivals Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington. Both fighters have helped Trump with his upcoming Presidential elections and one can see why the former President favors the two over other fighters.
Among his two favorite fighters, Jorge Masvidal retired after losing to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287 and runs his own fighting promotion. Meanwhile, Colby Covington will be fighting for the Welterweight title at UFC 296. Donald Trump is said to be making an appearance for Colby’s fight in Vegas, and there is no doubt that he will be well-received by the crowd.