UFC welterweight Colby Covington once again came under social media fire after some massive news came to light. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, took to Twitter and announced to the world that he and his wife Melania tested COVID-19 positive. The news broke just a couple of days after the Presidential debates unfolded.
Under normal circumstances, a UFC fighter wouldn’t necessarily find himself in the thick of politics. However, Colby Covington is different. The Oregon state wrestler has built his highly successful brand in the UFC around Donald Trump and his presidency.
‘Chaos’ Covington recently received a phone call from the President after he stomped over Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley. Also, he was the first fighter to take a UFC belt to a sitting President in the Oval office.
A large chunk of his heel persona and overall notoriety comes from his association with the Trump family. His brutalization of Robbie Lawler at UFC Newark saw members of the Trump family live in attendance at the event. This close association has also recently caused a snowstorm of trolling to come his way.
The former interim champion is being mercilessly trolled after the news of Donald Trump testing positive came to light.
Covington was a part of a gathering at the Presidential debate and was a guest of Donald Trump. Chiefly, fight fans are known to be merciless for launching an all-out assault on Twitter.
Covington has always been game to get down into the mud and exchange verbal barbs with both fans and fighters alike. His entire marketing brand and persona is wrapped around every move that the President makes. Hence, it is no stretch of logic to expect Twitter trolls to launch a tirade on arguably the most polarizing UFC star on the roster.
Colby Covington’s profile has exponentially grown ever since he drew in eyeballs with his heel character. Not to mention, the NCAA Division One wrestler will continue being talked about so long as he keeps racking up victories.
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