Hughes addressed Covington's comments on Instagram, writing: "Not sure if Colby Covington should have used my accident as fuel for his post-fight trash talk, but that was one heck of a fight". President Trump met with Colby there in 2018, after he won the interim welterweight championship belt. "It will be an honor to have them in attendance Saturday afternoon as I defend America's Championship live on ESPN". Lawler's face was scratched up like he ran it through a cheese grater and a big Band-Aid was slapped near his left eye, a title shot out of the picture for the former UFC welterweight champ.
"I've been in the fight business my whole life".
"Donald Trump, Mr. President, he tweeted out support for me before the fight, and then after the fight, he gave me a call", Covington said after his August 3 win at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, via USA Today. "He just said he appreciates everything I've done". He put on a blistering offensive display that overwhelmed Lawler. Covington also took Lawler down 10 times on 18 attempts. The pace of the entire fight was heavily dictated by Covington.
"Love him or hate him @ColbyCovMMA is a real problem".
Covington dominated from there, landing 162 significant strikes en route to his seventh straight win to slip his way into contention for a fight against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Lawler made 169 attempted strikes and landed only 77 of them.
Covington just looked in much better shape than Lawler.
Covington beat Lawler by unanimous decision, and nearly immediately thanked Donald Jr. and Eric in his post-fight interview. Another obstacle was an injury to his eyelid he sustained while training, resulting in a curbed regimen, Colby said on ESPN MMA.
"Marty Fake Newsman, I don't want to wait until November 2 in Madison Square Garden".
They need to fight each other to really give both fighters a rock-hard test, and find out who has what it takes to go up against Usman. Covington scaled the cage and smiled as he pointed toward the brothers after securing a 50-44 50-45, 50-45 victory.