Colby Covington finishes Tyron Woodley in the fifth round as President Trump rings welterweight victor to tell him he’s ‘proud of him’
- Colby Covington dominated Tyron Woodley in Las Vegas on Saturday night
- He took him down round after round before an injury ended the fight in the fifth
- American received a congratulatory phone call from Donald Trump after his win
Colby Covington dominated Tyron Woodley on his way to a fifth round TKO as the welterweight contender received a congratulatory call for President Trump.
Covington took down a listless Woodley round after round before what looked to be a rib injury to the former champion brought a swift end to the fight two minutes into the fifth and final round.
‘Ladies and gentlemen, the silent majority is ready to make some noise,’ Covington said while wearing an American flag draped around his shoulders following his win.
Colby Covington celebrates after his TKO victory over Tyron Woodley on Saturday night
The fight was ended in the fifth round as Woodley looked to have suffered a rib injury
‘If you thought that was a beating, wait until Nov. 3 when Donald Trump gets his hands on sleepy Joe. That’s going to be a landslide.’
‘I’m proud of you man. I’m a big fan and I’m proud of you,’ Trump told Covington as he received a phone call during his post-fight interview.
‘You’re tough, you have the right spirits. So now go win the next one, and keep it for a long time. Just keep that championship for a long time.
‘You are something … I appreciated the shout out tonight, too. I’m your fan, you’re my fan. Two of a kind, two of a kind.’
Covington poses for a portrait after his victory during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX