Former UFC interim champion Colby Covington is all set to fight former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC Fight Night 156 which will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark on August 3.
However, for this fight, Covington has formally invited Donald Trump Jr, son of the POTUS to his fight in Newark and is extremely confident that he will attend it this time. Covington is a rabid Trump supporter and can be seen donning the MAGA hat from time to time.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) July 30, 2019
Donald Trump Jr released a statement stating that he sees his father in Colby Covington.
Quote from @DonaldJTrumpJr: “The reason I’m a fan of Colby is because he’s a winner who talks a lot of trash, but always backs it up … Just like someone else I know. I’m excited to be there cageside on Saturday to support him.”
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 31, 2019
“The reason I’m a fan of Colby is because he’s a winner who talks a lot of trash, but always backs it up … Just like someone else I know.” Trump Jr said hinting at his father. “I’m excited to be there cageside on Saturday to support him.” Donald Trump Jr said in a statement.
This will be Covington’s first fight inside the Octagon after more than a year’s layoff. He last fought against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 225 which took place on June 10, 2018, in Chicago and defeated him via unanimous decision.
On the other hand, Lawler is coming off of a controversial submission loss against Ben Askren at UFC 235 which took place in March. He was initially scheduled to fight Tyron Woodley in a rematch, but the fight had to be called off as Woodley suffered an injury.