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UFC Fighter Nik Lentz took time out of celebrating a victory Saturday night to show support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed earlier in the day after a contentious political battle.
“First and foremost, I want to give a shout out to my homie Brett Kavanaugh,” Lentz said. “Way to go, Special K.”
UFC fighter Nik Lentz after win tonight: "I want to give a shoutout to my homie Brett Kavanaugh, way to go 'Special K'" pic.twitter.com/zkhTc5zK55
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) October 7, 2018
Lentz had just completed a Las Vegas bout in which he defeated Gray Maynard. The mixed martial artist is reportedly a long-time supporter of President Donald Trump.
We did it!! @henrihooft @365hardknocks @coachgjones kamibarzini 💪🏼👊🏼 #UFC229
.#conormcgregor #ufc #khabibnurmagomedov #mma #mcgregor #fightnight #khabib #fight #khabibvsmcgregor… https://t.co/ByV8uoM31y
— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) October 7, 2018
It is not clear if Kavanaugh has ever been referred to as “Special K” and if the nickname will stick.
UFC Fighter Derrick Lewis reportedly told the crowd in Las Vegas that President Donald Trump called him prior to his bout to offer words of encouragement against a foreign adversary.
“I forgot, a few hours before the fight Donald Trump called me and told me I’ve got to knock this Russian [expletive] out, cause they making him look bad on the news,” Lewis told comedian and commentator Joe Rogan. “You know, him and Putin and [expletive]. [Expletive] what they talking bout. USA in this [expletive].”
It was widely considered one of the more unique post-fight interviews.
Derrick Lewis is a unique fighter and a unique human being, to say the least. #UFC229
— Gentleman Jack Gallagher (@GentlemanJackG) October 7, 2018
UFC fighter Derrick Lewis just said @POTUS called him and asked him to knock out that Russian.
— Jordan Ferrell (@jordaneferrell) October 7, 2018
Overall, the UFC had a big night.