Colby Covington makes Donald Trump promise ahead of UFC 296 title shot

Colby Covington has said that Donald Trump will give him the belt if he wins against Leon Edwards at UFC 296. He wanted Trump to walk with him to the ring, but Dana White said no. Covington, wearing a suit with Trump’s face on it, shared: “Dana didn’t let me walk out with Trump, logistically it is too tough.”

Covington compared his journey to Trump’s, saying after Trump claimed he lost unfairly in the election: “It is the same path as Trump. We’ve been cheated out of titles. We can be delayed but not denied. Saturday will determine the best in the world. Donald Trump will wrap the belt around me if I win.”

He also made a big claim about America’s future, adding: “I’ll make the welterweight division great again. If Trump doesn’t get re-elected, this country is done.”

Trump has said he’ll be there to watch Covington, who is pals with UFC boss Dana White. Covington also had some fighting words for his British rival, Edwards.

He said: “I plan on being everything Leon isn’t. A champion for the fans. I care about this company, those guys have made a broke kid from Oregon a millionaire. Edwards had the sniffles and turned down Woodley.

“He just wants to sit on the placeholder belt. Daddy Covington is coming. I’m Chaos, unpredictable. If you play with the bull, you’ll get the horns.

“Leon is at the bottom end of who I’ve fought. He’s had an easy path, who has he beaten? What is his resume? He never fights younger guys. I’ll expose him as a coward and low IQ idiot.

“I’m in my prime physically and mentally. I feel I’m well-rounded while guys are turning me down.”

Edwards won the title last year when he sensationally defeated Kamaru Usman with a head-kick KO in the final round, before defending his title in London earlier this year against the same opponent.

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Despite witnessing that in person, Covington believes he can expose Edwards when they meet on Saturday.

He said: “I saw Leon has quit in him in that first fight with Usman. He is a mumbling idiot. Leon has no redeeming qualities. This fight is personal and Colby gets what he wants.

“He knows deep down what will happen, I’m a lifetime fighter and the best is yet to come. I want to solidify myself as an all-time great. I have work to do and anyone who wants a super fight needs to come to welterweight. I think I could make 155 and 185 so maybe the first triple champ. I’ll clear out this division first.”

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