Almost all fighters dream of winning a UFC belt; some just celebrate a little more outwardly once they get it.
Remember former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia? It became a bit of a running joke that he’d wear his UFC gold everywhere he went; it became so synonymous with “The Maine-iac” that fans never knew for sure if the latest pic of Sylvia and his belt was actually a Photoshopped version of the real thing.
It’s too soon to know if newly crowned interim welterweight champion Colby Covington will develop similar around-the-waist tan lines, but in one of his first public appearance since scoring a decision victory over Rafael dos Anjos (28-10 MMA, 17-8 UFC) in this past Saturday’s UFC 225 pay-per-view co-headliner, Covington (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) brought the gold.
“Chaos” threw out a ceremonial first pitch at Wednesday’s Miami Marlins game, and the belt came along (via Twitter):
Aw, doesn’t he look so sweet and happy? He almost looks so innocent that you’d forget – post-UFC 225 – that he said he was sipping on “nerd tears,” bickering with FS1 commentator Michael Bisping, and getting an early jump on pre-fight trash-talk with primary 170-pounder titleholder Tyron Woodley.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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