US election: McGregor, McMahon, Covington among top sports personalities backing Donald Trump

US election: McGregor, McMahon, Covington among top sports personalities backing Donald Trump

- US election is at its tensed stage with Donald Trump and his rival Joe Biden neck and neck in key swing states

- Trump and Biden are vying for the office of president of the United States

- A couple of sports celebrities have thrown their weight behind the incumbent president

- WWE boss Vince McMahon, UFC stars Conor McGregor and Colby Covington are among the celebs supporting Trump

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Donald Trump is taunted as the most controversial president the United States have ever had in recent times but the number one citizen of America still has his followers in the sporting world.

The votes in the US general elections are presently being counted and the next president between Trump and Joe Biden will be announced soon.

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Many sports celebrities who have large followers have made their intentions known that the billionaire businessman should be voted out.

Donald Trump: McGregor, McMahon, Covington are among sports personalities supporting Mr, president
Donald Trump: McGregor, McMahon, Covington are among sports personalities supporting Mr, president Photo by Steve Granit, Ethan Miller and Todd Lussier
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However, a couple of sports personalities have stood behind their man and believe their influence will make Trump retain his office for a second term.

Here are the four celebrities routing from Trump in the US general elections:

1. Conor McGregor

The UFC former two-weight division champion once said that Donald Trump is the best president the United States have ever had.

2. Vince McMahon

The President of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been friends with Trump for decades and even made the businessman appeared in one of his pay-per-view shows.

His hair was shaved and was given the Stunner by Stone Cold Steve Austin. McMahon is one of Trump's advisers on economic issues.

3. Jack Nicklaus

Trump is a lover of golf and has several golf courses in the Middle East where some of his businesses are situated.

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Retired American professional golfer and 18-time major winner Nicklaus tweeted his support for Trump as the incumbent president pinned it on his official handle.

4. Colby Covington

The controversial UFC welterweight has been a fan of Trump that even the American number one citizen calls him after each fight.

After defeating former champion Tyronne Woodley via a technical knockout, Covington received a call from the president while he was on a post-match interview and made everyone listen to their conversation.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Gary Lineker has trolled US presidential candidate Kanye West after managing to get just 57,000 votes at the ongoing elections.

The multi-platinum selling artiste hinted that he will be running again for the White House in the next four years with a post on Twitter saying 'WELP KANYE 2024.'

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However, legendary England striker Lineker has poked fun at West after waking up to see Joe Biden and Donald Trump holding the clear leads at the polls.

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