Sports medicine has, in recent years, been studying the effects of too many blows to the head.
We can assume Colby Covington, newly crowned as the UFC welterweight champion on Saturday night has taken red alert-level hits directly to his cranium for some extended period of time, given his post-win rhetoric.
Covington is apparently expecting an invite to the White House, in order to celebrate his win.
He’s not only expecting it, but he’s slamming other athletes on his way there.
“I’m going to do what a real American should do. I’m bringing this belt to the White House and I’m putting it on Donald Trump’s desk,” Covington said in a post-fight interview.
“I told everybody I was going to make the welterweight division great again and now I am going to celebrate like a real American should … unlike the Filthadelphia Eagles disrespecting our country’s flag by kneeling for the national anthem,” Covington said in a press conference after the fight.
Swollen eyes and a scrambled brains, just like overuse of orange spray tan, can cause a lot of confusion.
The Philadelphia Eagles never knelt in protest during the playing of the national anthem.
Why President Trump and his loyalists insist in perpetuating this fallacy strains the bonds of reason, but there you are.
Covington continued to push the notion of a White House visit on Sunday.
While speaking to Fox Sports, he again suggested he’d be making a trip to the White House, while sharing some verbal friction with retired UFC middleweight champ, Michael Bisping, who questioned him on his claims.
"Do you have an invite to go to the White House or is that just another figment of your imagination, like being champ?" Bisping asked Covington.
"The only figment of my imagination is that you must not be seeing right with that one eye," Covington replied, referring to Bisping’s disfigured eye that resulted from a 2013 fight.
That didn’t even make sense.
Who knows? Covington might actually get the chance to act the fool in front of Trump, personally. UFC President Dana White has said that he could probably make those arrangements and get Covington to the White House with his belt.
At least when Conor McGregor is acting the fool, it's entertaining.