Professional sports have become unbelievably “woke” over the past few years.
It seems like every pro athlete is going out of his way to bend the knee to the left.
But a UFC fighter wore one pro-Trump hat that drove Democrats crazy.
The left expects their domination of the culture to continue unimpeded, but lately they’ve stumped over some roadblocks.
Also, a handful of celebrities are beginning to speak out about the radicalism of the left, and some have endorsed Donald Trump.
But one cultural figure who’s been an unabashed Trump supporter is UFC champion Colby Covington.
While promoting his fight against Tyron Woodley, Covington wore a “Keep America Great” hat that obviously irked members of the left.
Conversely, in the run-up to the fight, Woodley wore a MAGA-inspired hat that read, “Make racists catch the fade again,” which is ironic because Trump’s support among black and latino voters is on the uptick.
Nevertheless, Covington won the fight against Woodley, and got a phone call from President Trump in the middle of his post-fight press conference.
Trump literally just called him while he was on the post-show OMG pic.twitter.com/uwTZebkUgK
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 20, 2020
Covington’s support for Trump isn’t as scandalous as it would be in other organizations like the NBA, which is outwardly “woke.”
UFC impresario Dana White has a public friendship with Trump dating back years because Trump believed in White’s vision from the beginning and stuck by him.
Meanwhile, the only notable NBA player who’s a Trump supporter is center Spencer Hawes, and he hasn’t played in the league since 2017.
Hawes said after Trump’s election, “I wouldn’t say I’m the only conservative…I’m the only vocal one. There are others but they’re afraid to step forward, for some reason, out of what people might think or maybe because of business interests.”
That chilling effect is a serious force in spaces controlled by the left, but the UFC is not one of them.
The lunacy of the left is forcing more people to give Trump a second look.
If more prominent people like Covington publicly support Trump, it could give other undercover Trump supporters cover to express their views.
The 2020 election is right around the corner, and Trump has more surrogates this year than he did in 2016.
The left has grown somewhat complacent in the culture war, and they’re paying the price for it.