UFC's Colby Covington says Donald Trump will place belt on him if he wins title bout: 'My biggest role model'

Colby Covington has perhaps the biggest fight of his career Saturday night for multiple reasons.

The 35-year-old will be in the octagon for the first time in almost two years when he faces Leon Edwards for the welterweight championship at UFC 296 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Covington will be looking to take the title back after losing it to Kamaru Usman by unanimous decision at UFC 268 over two years ago at Madison Square Garden.

Covington is the underdog in the bout, but he guaranteed a win on the “Full Send Podcast” and already has post-fight plans.

Normally, UFC President Dana White will drape the championship belt onto the winning fighter, but Covington wants Donald Trump to do it.

“I asked Dana, respectfully, could he step to the side and let Donald Trump put it on,” Covington, a longtime supporter of the former president, told the podcast. 

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