Donald Trump is such a fan of Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Colby Covington that he called the fighter in the middle of a press conference following his win over Tyron Woodley on Saturday.
In a moment captured by ESPN MMA on Twitter, Trump was quick to praise the fighter following his technical knockout victory. The president also told Covington he rushed back from a night rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina to watch the bout.
Covington is a follower of Trump and the Make America Great Again and Keep America Great movements, while also being one of the president's most outspoken allies in the world of sports.
"I'm proud of you man, I'm a big fan and I'm proud of you," Trump told Covington, who had the conversation on speakerphone.
While the call seemed to be spontaneous, some speculated it was arranged since Covington was proudly wearing his Keep America Great hat during all his post-fight media duties.