Colby Covington to get cage side support from the Trump family
Weather you love him or hate him, Colby Covington has made som powerful friends, and Donald Trump and his sons are some of them. It’s now been made clear that president Trump’s sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump will both be in attendance at this weekends UFC on ESPN 5 in support of Covington. The brash welterweight takes on former UFC champion Robbie Lawler in the main event.
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ESPN’s Ariel Helwani contacted a spokesperson for Trump, and obtained the following quote from Trump Jr.:
“The reason I’m a fan of Colby is because he’s a winner who talks a lot of trash, but always backs it up … Just like someone else I know.” Trump Jr said. “I’m excited to be there cageside on Saturday to support him.”
Covington is without a doubt one of the most controversial and outspoken fighters in the UFC. As of now he’s on an impressive six fight winning streak including wins over two time title challenger Demian Maia and former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. After bulldozing dos Anjos for five rounds Covington won the interim welterweight title, but was later stripped of his championship belt due to him not being able to fight in a unification bout when asked.
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As of now the betting lines show Lawler as underdog at 2.40 and with Covington as a comfortable favourite at 1.50.