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Midnight Mania! Colby Covington claims Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump will be front row for UFC Newark

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Colby Covington is taking his heel status to new heights. When he won his interim title last year, he donned his best “Make America Great Again” hat and brought the title to the White House for some face time with President Donald Trump.

Per “Chaos,” his continued support — and dare I say friendship? — with the Trump family will continue on Saturday, as the two eldest sons of the president, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, will supposedly be in attendance to watch Covington compete.

The entire short interview is a truly awkward and uncomfortable art piece. Covington goes on the discuss what President Trump’s martial arts strengths might be — boxing, apparently — and also says he “might have to speak at his RNC (Republican National Convention) next year.”

I’ll set the line at 10-1 that this is all nonsense. Any takers?


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Sleep well Maniacs! There’s always more martial arts madness on the way.