Colby Covington calls out LeBron James, other “woke” athletes following win
Colby Covington has not been shy about his support for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump, especially ahead of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. And following his win at UFC Vegas 11, Covington took aim at an athlete who is completely on the other side of the spectrum in terms of supporting President Trump — the Los Angeles Lakers‘ LeBron James, the biggest star in the NBA.
Covington, the former interim UFC welterweight champion, competed in the main event of UFC Vegas 11, taking on former champ Tyron Woodley in a highly-intense grudge match that was a couple of years in the making.
Colby Covington calls out LeBron James following win over Tyron Woodley
The fight was an absolute beatdown from the moment Covington got the fight to the ground. Covington controlled the pace, which Woodley was unable to keep up with, and he battered Woodley around no matter where the action went. In fact, the fourth round saw Covington landed over 100 strikes compared to just two from Woodley.
Everything came to an end in the fifth, when Woodley tried for a hail-mary guillotine choke and injured his ribs in the process, giving Covington a fifth-round win via injury.
Following the win, Covington took over the mic to announce his support for President Trump ahead of the 2020 election, adding that he’s sick of all the “woke” athletes, namely James — the multi-time NBA All-Star and MVP who is currently chasing a fourth NBA title.
“I want to dedicate this fight to all the first responders, all the military out there,” Covington said. “This world would not be safe without you guys. You keep us safe — not these ‘woke’ athletes. I’m sick of these ‘woke’ athletes and these spineless cowards, like LeBron James.”
James has been a vocal critic of President Trump and one of the leading athletes in support of Black Lives Matter and helping to expand the number of voting centers across the nation ahead of the Presidental Election.
Last month, President Trump cited the NBA’s support of Black Lives Matter and allowance of players to kneel and protest during the U.S. National Anthem, in response to the death of George Floyd, as something that would hurt the league and its ratings. James responded by stating he had no care if the president watched the games or not.
Just a couple of weeks ago, President Trump called out James and the rest of what he described as a ‘highly-political’ NBA.
In the aftermath of the Jacob Blake shooting, the NBA players on playoff teams did not take to the court for play in a strike.
James was not the only one Covington called out after his win, telling reigning UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman and former American Top Team teammate Jorge Masvidal that he was coming after them.
“Marty FakeNewsman, Street Judas…there’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. You’re next!” Covington said.