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USA: UFC's Covington talks Trump, walls and the American dream02:50

USA: UFC's Covington talks Trump, walls and the American dream

United States, New Jersey
April 8, 2019 at 17:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

UFC Welterweight contender Colby Covington commented on a range of issues as he trained at the UFC Gym in New Jersey on Monday.

Preparing for an as-yet-unconfirmed title shot against reigning UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman, who Covington refers to as "Snoozeman," he was happy to hold forth on matters ranging from US President Donald Trump to the experience of fighting inside the octagon.

Covington is a vocal supporter of Trump, whom he describes as the "great American winning machine, we both love to win."

"I'm just being honest, I support our president, I love our president, I love our country, I love our troops. I'm just being open about it, most of these kids are just scared for what they say and how people will perceive them, and what people are going to think about them," he said.

He described the feeling inside a UFC ring as like building "the wall" because "you're not going to be able to get over it, the wall’s going to be too high for you."

When reflecting on recent setbacks, he described the future as "very bright" because "in the American dream, you know, you never give up."

USA: UFC's Covington talks Trump, walls and the American dream02:50
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UFC Welterweight contender Colby Covington commented on a range of issues as he trained at the UFC Gym in New Jersey on Monday.

Preparing for an as-yet-unconfirmed title shot against reigning UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman, who Covington refers to as "Snoozeman," he was happy to hold forth on matters ranging from US President Donald Trump to the experience of fighting inside the octagon.

Covington is a vocal supporter of Trump, whom he describes as the "great American winning machine, we both love to win."

"I'm just being honest, I support our president, I love our president, I love our country, I love our troops. I'm just being open about it, most of these kids are just scared for what they say and how people will perceive them, and what people are going to think about them," he said.

He described the feeling inside a UFC ring as like building "the wall" because "you're not going to be able to get over it, the wall’s going to be too high for you."

When reflecting on recent setbacks, he described the future as "very bright" because "in the American dream, you know, you never give up."