Colby Covington continues to make headlines via his actions outside of the cage, except this time, it’s not in regards to things he said about welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, Sao Paulo or Brazilian fans.
Yes, the subject in this case is former light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones, who is currently sidelined as a result of his latest, USADA flag. Following Jones stoppage win over Daniel Cormier in July, the renowned fighter tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol. Jones has denied knowingly taking any type of banned substance.
Well, recently Covington was a guest on Submission Radio, and “Chaos” had some choice words for Jones, who he was a teammate with during their junior college wrestling days. Warning, if you don’t want to read any explicit language, it’s best you move on… (quotes via MMA Mania):
“I’m saying truths, I’m saying facts. I mean, I’m just speaking my mind. I didn’t know I wasn’t allowed to speak my mind in this world. I think I know him more than most people since I lived together with him for two years. The guy’s a fake, man, just… his little fucking baby-faced tweets to Georges St-Pierre, it just got under my skin. He’s just trying to act like a saint, ‘oh, I’m praying for you.’ Shut up, man. Go do some more coke, go cheat on your wife some more, man. You’re a piece of shit dirtbag. He was difficult as shit to live with. The guy was dirty, man, he stunk, he didn’t shower, man. The guy was just a mess, man. He was getting into partying and all that bad stuff back then. He was just going down the wrong path, but he always tried to act like a saint, ‘oh, I’m into religion, I’m all about god,’ this and that. He’s just fooling all the fans, he needs to be exposed for the real person that he is, because he ain’t this saint and good person like he tries to act like he is.”
Now, obviously there’s some pretty intense claims being made here by Covington. But, whether you agree with him saying these things publicly or not, the outspoken fighter’s not the first person to accuse Jones of being ‘fake’.
His comments about Jones aside, it remains to be seen what comes next for Covington, who has been driving hard for a bout with Woodley. The champ has said he’s willing to fight Georges St-Pierre at 185, and has also dismissed the idea that Covington has earned a title shot. The latter is coming off a clear cut, decision win over longtime contender, Demian Maia.