It seems Colby Covington is not the one die-hard Trump supporter among the many UFC ranks.
Covington’s former good friend turned arch-rival Jorge Masvidal has additionally backed Donald Trump to come back out on prime within the US Presidential election.
The Florida native was even snapped sharing a McDonald’s meal with Donald Jnr throughout their marketing campaign tour collectively.
In an image posted on social media, Masvidal mentioned: “I knew @realDonaldTrump was legit when his son @DonaldJTrumpJr advised me we share the identical weight loss program plan.
“Good meals. Good hair. Good riddance socialism.”
In contrast to the massively-outspoken Covington, 35-year-old Masvidal has been reasonably reserved down the years on the subject of revealing his political affiliations.
Till not too long ago, it appears.
It is understood Masvidal’s father arrived in Miami after fleeing communist-led Cuba as a teeneager – and it was his personal experiences which in the end performed a giant position in shaping Masvidal’s political opinions in the USA.
“Since I used to be about knee excessive I have been listening to in regards to the horrors of communism and socialism,” he mentioned.
“We both re-elect president Trump and maintain American nice once more, or we let Joe Biden and the unconventional left take us down the slippery slopes of socialism and distress.”
In a matter of two brief years, veteran fighter Masvidal has shortly grow to be one of many greatest names within the sport of blended martial arts.
His devastating knockout wins over Darren Until and Ben Askren nicely and really catapulted him into superstardom.
But it surely was his victory over fellow fan a favorite Nate Diaz which earned ‘Gamebred’ the ‘Baddest Mom F*****’ belt and subsequently a title shot towards welterweight king Kamaru Usman on Combat Island – albeit on brief discover.
Masvidal got here up brief on the evening, however a win over his rival Covington would undoubtedly put him in line for a rematch towards Usman.