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On this day three years ago, it was revealed that MAGA supporter Colby Covington didn’t actually vote for then-president Donald J. Trump.

There are two fighters on the UFC roster who have been the most vocal of their support for Donald Trump. Coincidentally, those two men are currently part of arguably the most personal, bitter rivalry ever in the UFC, former best friends Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal.

Even after it was revealed that Covington did not vote for Trump, he received a phone call from The Donald after “Chaos” defeated Tyron Woodley in 2020. Days later, he attended the Presidential Debate as a guest of Trump.

And prior to his fight and alleged post-fight altercation with Masvidal that led to battery charges, Covington blasted his former buddy for even suggesting that he was Trump’s favorite fighter over Covington.

As part of Covington’s explanation for why he did not vote for Trump in 2016, he vowed to make sure Trump was re-elected in 2020. Trump would ultimately lose the election to Joe Biden, a result that many Trump supporters, including Covington, have argued was illegitimate.

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Even though Covington has not fought since the incident with Masvidal from earlier this year, he made his bank account great again with a very strong run of poker this past week, including taking top prize in a pot-limit Omaha tournament.

The following article is presented to you in its original, unaltered form, courtesy of The MMA News Archives.

On This Day Three Years Ago…

[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AUGUST 7, 2019, 10:14 AM]

Headline: Colby Covington Actually Didn’t Vote For Donald Trump

Author: Fernando Quiles Jr.

Well this is quite a twist in Colby Covington’s MAGA crusade.

Covington has made it clear that he’s a supporter of President Donald Trump. “Chaos” wears a MAGA hat every chance he gets and isn’t afraid to call out any “soy boys” along the way. Covington even received a call from Trump following his UFC Newark victory over Robbie Lawler and bragged about it during his post-fight banter with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

Covington Never Voted For Trump

Jeremy Botter of Whizzered did some digging and what he discovered is a doozy. After looking through the voter registration database for every state Covington has resided in since leaving California to head to Oregon State University, it was revealed that Covington never registered to vote.

Botter reached out Covington’s manager Dan Lambert for comment, but instead Covington himself offered a response.

“Well I’ll be damned. Finally we have a story that isn’t fake news. You are correct. I have never registered to vote in my life.

I have hated politics and politicians for as long as I can remember. I have always found them to be liars and hypocrites, seeking nothing but to further their self interests in the name of public service.

I openly admit that I felt the same way going into the 2016 election. While I was certain that Hillary was a fraud, I was likewise skeptical of now President Trump and the promises he was making. How could I not be, especially in light of the media‘s portrayal of him and his agenda?

No, I did not register to vote in 2016 or any election prior to that. I did not trust President Trump at the time and have never been a fan of members of either side of the aisle.

And then it happened. Against all odds and with just about about every card in the deck stacked against him, including many uncooperative members of his own party, the guy started delivering on his promises. He began to make America great again.

I am blown away at the success he has had in the short time he has been in office. I shudder to think of just how far along we would be if he was treated even close to fairly by the media and the occupants of the swamp in Washington D.C.

I began to support our President when I realized he was a true man of the people, looking to make our country great for all of us instead of using the office for his personal gain. The support is growing stronger by the day as he continues to deliver on his promises.

I will be registering to vote in the 2020 election and do my part to ensure this man finishes the job he has started.”

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