“I’d Be Happy To Call President Trump” – Colby Covington

Published 03/16/2020, 4:05 PM EDT


The UFC had one plan in mind when UFC London was cancelled for all good measures. They wanted to put together a card as early as possible with whatever fighters they can get their hands on. What they didn’t know was that some of the fighters on their payroll, namely Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington, were diligent enough to make sure that the people don’t miss the UFC.

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Leon Edwards and Tyron Woodley were expected to headline UFC London this weekend. However, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in both the continents, a travel ban was put in place between Europe and the USA. Tyron Woodley then started calling out someone who wasn’t living across the ocean, Colby Covington. He took to Instagram and issued full-blown call-outs to “Chaos”.

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Woodley would have made a fairly good matchmaker in the UFC. This is because he chose to call out the man with the loudest mouth in the division. Covington, with his trash-talking attitude, seems the first guy to call when you want to pick up a fight. And Woodley did just that. In return, Colby didn’t disappoint his fans and Woodley alike.

According to Mark Raimondi, Covington isn’t taking this fight on half measures. He is willing to do whatever it takes to find a location for the event. And that includes talking to his long time favourite, Donald Trump, to make a booking of the White House lawn for the weekend.

Colby Covington thinks weight cut wouldn’t be an issue for him

The most common problem for fighters stepping in on short notice is to make weight. Fighters usually move around weighing a lot more than the weigh during the weigh-in. For instance, the former featherweight champion, Max Holloway, walked around at around 190-200 pounds. But after cutting weight he fought at 145 pounds. However, that wouldn’t be the problem for the fighter who uses #MAGA as a publicity trademark.

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Covington has already given the fight a green flag. The ball is now in the UFC’s court. He urged Dana White to give the people the show they deserve. At a time when all other sports are shutting down, Colby says that the people need this fight to happen.

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If the UFC can get the two to fight this weekend, it may be the best thing that can come out of the coronavirus issue that has been hurting them badly. They have had events with no attendance at all. However, they are still very aggressive about not scrapping events altogether. And today their fighters have upheld the same spirit.

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Rishabh Singh

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Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular.

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