Colby Covington
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In a recent interview, fighter Colby Covington stated that he’s considered pursuing a political career like his friend Donald Trump

Colby Covington may have suffered a loss to Leon Edwards in his most recent fight, but he may end up being a winner in a whole other arena someday. The 35-year-old UFC veteran said in an interview with The PBD Podcast that he wouldn’t mind duking it out in the world of politics. And he says that he would like to follow in the footsteps of a man a man he admires very much – his friend and the former President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

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On The Ticket Like Trump

At almost every press conference or live appearance, you can see the famed fighter wearing a red ‘Make America Great’ hat, representing Trump’s political movement. Colby Covington said during the interview that he sees himself in the mold of the former Commander-in-Chief and would govern in the same way he does.

“I do believe I’m the Donald Trump of the UFC,” Covington asserted during the interview. “He’s my biggest role model, he’s my mentor, and he’s someone that I really look up to, so I try and model my career after a lot of things that he’s done.”

“I definitely would like to run for Congress in a few years. I think I’d be the perfect fighter. I’m not a guy that’s going to sell out to the establishment. I’m a self-made man from nothing. I came from a blue-collar family in Oregon who had absolutely nothing – who lived in the trailer parks.”

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Colby Covington Wants To Be More Than Just A Fighter

“Now, I’m a multi-million dollar athlete, so I think that I can do great things for this Republican and Conservative movement because they don’t have the funds and means to do it.,” the fifth-ranked welterweight in UFC said. “I appreciate everything Donald Trump’s done for me. I’m a true believer, I’ll die fighting for that man.”

During the discussion Colby Covington made it very clear that he wanted to be known for more than just beating people up. And he has some high spirations for outside The Octagon.

“I know that I am more than just a fighter, though. I’m not just a fighter that shows up and fights in the octagon. That’s not all I can do. I’m smarter than that. I can use my mind, I have the intellect to be able to navigate the waters and get me where I want to go in life. I haven’t thought about it. I do want to get into politics one day because I want to fight for what I believe in. I want to get into Congress, maybe the Senate, maybe something like that. Maybe be the Governor of Florida…that would be my ultimate dream, to be the governor of this state.”

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