‘Nuclear heat’: Controversial UFC star Covington showered with boos as he arrives at UFC 241 (VIDEO)
MAGA-supporting welterweight contender Colby Covington hasn't made many friends during his recent run in the UFC due to a series of outspoken antics, and the UFC 241 attendees certainly made him aware of it on Saturday night.
Like him or loathe him (and it's usually the latter), welterweight sensation Colby Covington's scorched earth policy when it comes to promoting his own name has worked a treat.
His brand – part Trumpist self-aggrandizement and part pro-wrestling 'heel' – has taken him from the fringes of the welterweight title picture to the White House and it seems his next bout will see him take on a title bout with current 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman.
Covington, and his support of Trump, was never going to go down well in California, the host state of Saturday night's UFC 241 event and long-time democratic stronghold, and the audience certainly made him aware of this when he arrived in the Honda Center to take his seat.
The 15-1 fighter, who recently defeated Robbie Lawler by lopsided unanimous decision, was showered with cries of 'Colby Sucks!' from the 17,000-strong crowd as he arrived wearing a red MAGA cap and the interim welterweight title he was stripped of a year ago draped over his shoulder.
Colby Covington just walked in and this entire place erupted in boos. Nuclear heat. Never heard anything like that.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 18, 2019
The Anaheim crowd is booing Colby Covington and his MAGA hat heavily as he arrives here at Honda Center. #UFC241
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) August 18, 2019
Colby Covington has arrived at the Honda Center and he is getting the absolute shit booed out of him by the crowd. Amazing
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) August 18, 2019
Dana says that security was trying to move Colby Covington because the fighters near him wanted to fight him #UFC241
— Anthony Walker (@AntWalkerMMA) Read More – Source