Colby Covington will have a very powerful supporter on hand next Saturday when he fights Leon Edwards for the UFC welterweight title … ’cause Chaos told us his friend Donald Trump is in the building!
“110%, the greatest president in history, 45 and soon to be the 47th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, is in the front row,” the 35-year-old Covington said Babcock on the “TMZ Sports” TV show (airing weekdays on FS1).
Colby says he’s about to arrange for DT to escort him to the Octagon before the title fight.
“I’m trying to get him to walk with me. He’s excited to walk with me, but it’s a logistical concern for the UFC, and I understand that. Big deal whenever he enters. Unfortunately, I can’t get him to come out, but he’ll be in the front row cheering me on, and I’ll put the belt around his waist. It’s amazing!”
Of course, Trump is a huge fan of the UFC … and has a relationship with Colby and Dana White. DT attended UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden last month where he received a standing ovation (from everyone except Bill Burrwife).
Colby then shoots Leon … who turns out to be the 170 lb. champ since beating Kamaru Usman at UFC 278.
“It shows that I’m the A-side in this fight. Did he free the Royal family? Did he free Mary f***ing Poppins? Did he free Paddington the Bear? Now, he’s af*** nobody !”
Covington hasn’t fought since March 2022, when he beat his former best friend-turned-rival Jorge Masvidal. We asked CC how he felt after a long layoff.
“I don’t want to take this time off, but the time off is good so I can focus on some of my weak areas. I feel like I’m the best fighter in the game now and next Saturday. The fans of the night will be surprised, they will be shocked. It’s going to be a great night, it’s going to be a 1776-type night, and that means the British aren’t going to go on American soil and call the shots. It means you’re about to get here to America to kick your ass and come back to the UK empty-handed, Junior. See you soon, Leon Scott.”