The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl this year and promptly decided not to attend a ceremony with President Donald Trump at the White House.
Colby Covington is fighting for the vacant UFC Interim Welterweight Title this weekend at UFC 225, but he calls the whole situations with the Eagles nothing more than a joke.
“What a joke,” Covington said to MMA Junkie. “They live in the city of liberty, man – the liberty bell is right down the street. Their mascot is the eagle. That’s the American flag’s mascot.”
It would appear that the Eagles won’t be the only professional sports team to skip the White House ceremony, as reports have surfaced that both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors may skip it as well.
That won’t be happening with Covington, who plans on bringing the UFC Interim Welterweight Title to the White House and putting it on the President’s desk.
“I’ve just gotta say that the Philadelphia Eagles suck,” he said. “I can’t wait to take the belt to the White House, to the Oval Office, and put it on Trump’s desk.”
UFC 225 takes place on Saturday, June 9 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.