Lee, who is a supporter of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, spoke at his rally this past Saturday in Las Vegas.
“A couple weeks ago I got to come to a town meeting here in Las Vegas, got to meet Bernie and right away as soon as I could see into his eyes, I could see that man was a real fighter,” Lee said (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting).
The UFC star has been more vocal in his support for Sanders in recent months, especially through various social media platforms.
Former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington, who is a supporter of President Donald Trump, was finished via fifth round TKO by Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 and Lee poked fun at the beaten fighter during the rally.
“I don’t know how many people saw the fight last week. President Trump’s boy [Colby Covington] getting knocked out in the title fight,” Lee said. “We all gonna take our lumps but this man ran out the back door of T-Mobile Arena and I’m not ashamed to stand up here and say that I fought in that same arena in 2017 for my first world title and I lost it. I’m not ashamed to say that. But I stood up, I said my mistakes, my mama was sitting front row again, I said what I had to correct and then I’m getting ready to fight for my next one in 2020.”
Both Lee and Sanders would also take to social media to share some moments from their time together this past weekend:
“A couple weeks ago, I got to come to a town meeting here in Las Vegas, got to meet Bernie. And right away, as soon as I could see into his eyes, I could see that the man was a real fighter.” –@MoTownPhenom pic.twitter.com/xXkTbhcNeu— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 22, 2019