It’s no secret that former UFC interim champion Colby Covington is a huge supporter of US President Donald Trump and was seen numerous times in public wearing the MAGA hat.
He has previously also visited Donald Trump in the White house. In his last fight against Robbie Lawler, he also had Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr supporting him ringside at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
However, according to MMA writer Jeremy Bottler, the former interim champ didn’t even vote for Donald Trump. In fact, he wasn’t even registered to vote in 2016 elections.
In a recent interview with theScoreMMA’s James Lynch, he revealed why he didn’t vote in 2016.
“Before I just thought that politicians [were] just dirty,” Covington said. “I didn’t vote either side, but growing up my parents had conservative policies. So I always knew that they were conservatives, but I didn’t really like either side. But then as soon as Trump came into office and he showed how he’s making America great again and all the things he’s doing for our economy, all the things he’s doing for our unemployment. He’s just honestly making America great again.”
“I saw how much he loved America and how much he’s willing to do to protect it and make it great,” Covington continued. “That’s when I really started showing my support. And people wanna hate on me for not voting, but let’s be honest, in Florida if you went and voted they’re throwing that vote out anyway. So I didn’t honestly think that my vote would’ve ever matter. One single vote, oh what’s one single vote?
“Look at the vocal vote. I’m bringing hundreds of thousands of millions of people and showing people how much I love the Trumps and how much I love and support what he’s doing for our country. So these are a bunch of hypocritical two-faced people that just wanna bring out every little thing and look at all the fake news narratives. That’s just not true. I will be voting in 2020, you have my word on that. But in the past, I definitely didn’t believe in Hilary [Clinton]. She’s a fraud.” (H/T – BJPenn.com)
Covington is next in line for a title shot against Kamaru Usman and he is currently riding on an 11-fight winning streak.