Covington apparently shares a history with Jon Jones, having lived with him from 2007 to 2009 at the Iowa Central Community College where they both won junior national titles as wrestlers. In a recent interview with Submission Radio, Covington shared some of those personal experiences.
"He was difficult as sh-t to live with. The guy was dirty, man, he stunk, he didn’t shower, man,” Covington said. “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.”
Throughout those two years that they lived under one roof, Covington is most irritated with Jones’ “fakeness,” and he wasted no time throwing some shade for it.
“I’m saying truths, I’m saying facts. I mean, I’m just speaking my mind,” Covington said. “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 f----ng 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 this’. Shut up, man.”
“Go do some more coke, go cheat on your wife some more, man. You’re a piece of sh-t dirtbag.”