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UFC fighter Colby Covington talks to Candace Owens about the woke takeover of sports

During this week's episode of Candace, UFC fighter Colby Covington sits down with Candace Owens to talk about former President Donald Trump, the woke takeover of sports, and the MMA star's upcoming rematch with Kamaru Usman.

UFC fighter Colby Covington talks to Candace Owens about the woke takeover of sports
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During this week's episode of Candace, UFC fighter Colby Covington sits down with Candace Owens to talk about former President Donald Trump, the woke takeover of sports, and the MMA star's upcoming rematch with Kamaru Usman.

In the episode, which airs Tuesday night, UFC welterweight fighter Covington talks with Owens about how he got into the sport.

"Since I was 5-years-old, I got into wrestling and karate. I decided that I wanted to follow this MMA dream when I was in high school because it was the best way to create a better life for me and my family," said Covington.

Talking about how he became a household name in the organization, and how he fought to stay in the UFC, Covington said: "They were talking about cutting me. I had one loss in the UFC; I was 12-1. They said they didn't like my style. They said I was boring … 'You don’t bring anything to the table entertainment aspect wise. So we've got to let you go.'"

"And I was fighting the #2 guy in the world at that time—in Brazil, in his hometown—this guy, Demian Maia. And then I go on, and I beat him and I left him in a pool of his own blood in his home city. And then, I called the Brazilians—I called the city a dump. I said Brazil's a dump and all you people are filthy animals," Covington said, adding that he received "a lot of death threats," and that he was placed on the next flight out of the country by the Brazilian secret service.

Covington, who is an avid Trump supporter and touts himself as the first-ever UFC champion invited to the White House, addressed a call that he received from the former president congratulating him as well talked about when he was placed on a list to attend Trump's Ohio debate.

"[The phone call] was surreal. It was my career defining moment to have someone who I admire so much, who's a hero to me and my idol, to have him call and celebrating and saying how big of a fan he is of me. Like, dude you're my idol. I'm a big fan of you. I appreciate what you do for America, for the people, you put us first and having you call and take the time out of your day," said Covington.

"And he's like 'Hey man I had to leave this rally … and I had to get back in time … I had to wish my favorite fighter Colby Chaos Covington, congratulations,'" he said on Trump's response. "He put me on a very short list of people to be at his debate in Ohio. That was just unbelievable," said Covington. "When you support the Trump family, they really show their support for you. God Bless the Trumps. Thank you for everything they've done for us."

Talking on how he prepares for a fight, Covington said: "It's not a life and death situation," adding that it's not "like our soldiers who are putting all the sacrifices on the line. They're risking their life every time they step into battle."

"I'm just going in to fight for a big prize and I'm going to try to represent my people. I just put it in perspective, and it's really not that hard," he continued.

Covington goes on address his upcoming rematch with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, which Covington nicknamed Marty Fake Newsman over allegations that Usman was actually born in Texas, not Nigeria.

"I'm going to be getting my rematch with Marty Fake Newsman. I'm going to be fighting Nov. 6 for the world title," said Covington. "They said it's tentatively planned for MSG in NYC, so as long as the pandemic, or scam-demic, doesn't slow it down, we should be going to New York or Vegas, worst case scenario. Nov. 6 is locked. We're getting our rematch, and we're going to get our revenge."

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