Hate it or or love it, Colby Covington is a man of his word.
Ahead of his interim welterweight championship bout with Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 in June, Covington boasted that he would win the title and make a trip to Washington, D.C. to hand it to President Donald Trump.
Covington went on to defeat dos Anjos by unanimous decision and he has now made good on that promise as he posted a photo to his Twitter on Thursday of a recent trip to the White House where he’s standing alongside Trump with a UFC belt slung over the president’s shoulder.
Like @POTUS @realDonaldTrump always says: Promises made. Promises kept. Pleasure to finally meet you Mr. President. Thank you for always putting America first! #maga #GreatAmericanWinningMachine pic.twitter.com/yYZWkdd5wS— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) August 2, 2018
“Promises made. Promises kept,” Covington wrote in the tweet, where he also thanked Trump for “putting America first.”
According to a tweet from Assistant to the President Dan Scavino Jr., UFC president Dana White also visited on Wednesday:
.@POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @UFC’s @DanaWhite in the Oval Office earlier today at the @WhiteHouse.... pic.twitter.com/JC9jPsn4zm— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) August 2, 2018
Covington has gained notoriety over the past couple of years both for his impressive six-fight win streak and a boisterous personality that has polarized fans. While there are rumors that he could be stripped of his interim title as he recovers from surgery, it looks like he’s already made the most of his championship status.