On “The Ingraham Angle,” Colby Covington, the 35-year-old MMA fighter, discussed his unwavering faith, personal choices, and pre-fight rituals in his career and life.
Covington said that his grandfather was a preacher and that he was reared in a Christian and Baptist household. He said that his spiritual development has been encouraged ever since he was a kid.
“I thank God and pray to him every night before I sleep. And I know that if it weren’t for God, I wouldn’t be here today, and I wouldn’t have this platform,” Covington said.
Covington attributed much of his success to the rituals he performed in the lead-up to each octagon battle.
He said pre-fight rituals are typically “just kind of keeping my energy to myself.”
Covington says he gathers his thoughts, doesn’t talk to anybody, and eats clean, healthy meals. As a result, he knows that he can fight as hard as he can in the ring.
Fox News analyst Laura Ingraham asked Mr. Covington about his drinking habits and how much alcohol he consumes before a fight.
“Zero, never, in the prior 11 years, 12 years since college — I just, I quit cold turkey,”
Covington said his decision to abstain from alcohol showed his commitment to a “higher cause.”
The fighter used to smoke cigarettes. He’s quit those as well.
Covington says he is fighting for something bigger than himself, so he’s decided to give this struggle all he has.
The fighter says he is speaking up in favor of justice. He believes in and respects the police. Since he advocates for first responders and service members, he wouldn’t want to cheat them out of their just rewards.
An intimate relationship with “Jesus Christ, my Lord, and savior,” as the warrior referred to him, was also mentioned. The fighter said he wouldn’t be “here” if it weren’t for God.
He also staunchly defends his conservative values.