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'You look better without a suit': Trump pays bitter Covington rival Usman bizarre tribute as US president continues to court UFC

Added 09-26-20 07:37:02am EST - “A week after UFC welterweight Colby Covington won under his 'Keep America Great' banner, Donald Trump has personally praised Kamaru Usman, who has been involved in a racism row featuring Covington and beat him last December.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “'You look better without a suit': Trump pays bitter Covington rival Usman bizarre tribute as US president continues to court UFC”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

On the campaign trail ahead of the US presidential election in November, Trump continued to court key figures from the UFC who had turned up to support him, including Russian lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, and welterweight champion Usman.

Speaking at an event in Atlanta focusing on "black economic empowerment", the Republican incumbent used his established ploy of pointing out the fighter in the crowd while quipping that he did not want to fight him.

"He's tough," said Trump, who welcomed the man Usman knocked out at UFC 245 to the White House in 2018 and praised him backstage at a rally last week.

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"Come on champ, get up. Man, oh man. What a fighter you are. I don't want to mess with him. I think I may weigh a couple of pounds more."

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