- Colby Covington, the most controversial fighter in UFC, has compared himself to Donald Trump in one of the worst ways possible.
- Covington is the underdog in his interim welterweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 next weekend.
- The American likened himself to Trump, who was considered a political underdog before his rise to the White House.
- Covington added that he will “grab these p——” in UFC just like Trump was alleged to have bragged about in a now infamous “Access Hollywood” tape from 2005.
- Covington has a history of making outlandish statements.
Colby Covington is at it again.
The most controversial fighter in the UFC roster is known for his outlandish comments. Just last month he called former two-weight world champion Conor McGregor “a coked-up little leprechaun” and a “nerd.”
Now, he has compared himself to US President Donald Trump in one of the worst ways possible.
Covington, 30, was one of four athletes on a UFC media conference call designed to promote the upcoming UFC 225 event at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on June 9.
The Californian wrestler takes on former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in an interim welterweight title fight and told journalists that he expects to take over the 170-pound division.
However, he did so in crude fashion as he likened his underdog status to Trump’s rise from unfancied Republican candidate to US President.
“The haters are saying I’m the underdog,” Covington said. “You know who else was the underdog? The ruler of our nation Donald Trump. And just like Trump I’m gonna grab these p—— and put them in their place.”
Covington: The haters are saying i’m the underdog. You know who else was the underdog? The ruler of our nation Donald Trump. And just like Trump, I’m gonna grab these p*ssies and put them in their place. #UFC225
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) May 31, 2018
The fighter’s antics have not gone unnoticed and dos Anjos, his opponent next weekend, is clearly unimpressed with Covington’s headline-grabbing comments.
Dos Anjos, a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, said he grew up “in Brazil in the favelas” so Covington’s “trash talking” does not faze him.
He added: “Colby is just a worse version of Conor McGregor.”