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Covington takes call from Trump after TKO win over Woodley

By Dejan Kalinic

Las Vegas, September 20: Colby Covington beat Tyron Woodley by TKO before taking a call from United States president Donald Trump on Saturday (September 19).

Covington dominated Woodley in Las Vegas before a rib injury ended the fight in the fifth round.

The 32-year-old Covington attended a Trump rally last week and he received a call from the president after his win over Woodley.

"You are a great fighter man, I tell you, you make it so easy, I don't know how the hell you do that," Trump said in the call, which took place during Covington's interview on ESPN.

"Congratulations, I wanted to watch that fight tonight, I wanted to watch it, you were great."

Former interim welterweight champion Covington improved his record to 16-2 in his first fight since December last year, when he lost to Kamaru Usman for the title at UFC 245.

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Story first published: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 13:36 [IST]
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