President Trump called to congratulate Colby Covington after his TKO victory over Tryon Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 Saturday night.
Covington, a vocal Trump supporter, was in the middle of a post-match interview when he was handed the phone and told the commander in chief was on the line.
“Oh, the POTUS is calling me!,” Covington said, putting Trump on speakerphone.
“You are a great fighter,” Trump said on the line. “You make it look so easy. I don’t know how you do it. Congratulations, I wanted to watch that fight tonight. You were great.”
Covington attended Trump’s rally last weekend and Nevada and posted a video on Instagram with the president to promote his fight against Woodley.
Covington sported a “keep America great” after the fight and credited the president for his win after the fight.
“Thank you, Mr. President,” Covington said. “You gave me the dragon energy when you shook my hand on Sunday at your rally.”