UFC’s Dana White takes Colby Covington to visit President Trump in the White House

UFC president Dana White is a longtime friend and supporter of US president Donald Trump, and on Wednesday he was at the White House to meet Trump, as well as present him a UFC belt. .@POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @UFC’s @DanaWhite in the Oval Office earlier today at the @WhiteHouse…

By: Mookie Alexander | 6 years
UFC’s Dana White takes Colby Covington to visit President Trump in the White House
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UFC president Dana White is a longtime friend and supporter of US president Donald Trump, and on Wednesday he was at the White House to meet Trump, as well as present him a UFC belt.

White spoke at the Republican National Convention back in 2016, endorsing Trump as the party’s official Presidential nominee. After the election, White later called him “such a good guy” and that they still communicate with each other twice a month.

Not only did White go to the Oval Office, but he wasn’t kidding when he said he could make Colby Covington’s wish of bringing his interim welterweight title to the White House a reality.

Here is Covington pictured with President Trump, with the belt around Trump’s shoulder.

According to Damon Martin of FloCombat, UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes and American Top Team’s Dan Lambert also attended the meeting in Washington DC. Per Martin’s sources, “Covington got 30 minutes with President Trump, meeting the commander in chief right after Senator Lindsey Graham. The two shared stories about the fight business and even chatted about Trump’s own amateur wrestling background.”

Covington won the UFC interim championship with a unanimous decision over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225. He is due to be stripped of that title once current champ Tyron Woodley and Darren Till fight at UFC 228 in September. Covington is then expected to fight the winner of Woodley-Till, albeit sans interim belt.

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Mookie is a former Associate Editor for Bloody Elbow, leaving in August 2022 after ten years as a member of the staff. He's still lurking behind the scenes.

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