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Colby Covington: ‘I might just have to slap’ Joe Rogan next time I see him

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Colby Covington is going after Joe Rogan for his recent comments on The Joe Rogan Experience.

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Colby Covington is at it again. But this time he’s going after longtime UFC commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan, who took aim at ‘Chaos’ on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show.

Rogan, speaking to guest Alexander Gustafsson, advised Covington to be more cautious of his trash talk and warned that one day his controversial antics could lead to him getting ‘slapped in the face’ by a much bigger fighter like Jon Jones.

“Jon Jones is going to be in front of you one day,” Rogan said on The JRE MMA Show, per MMA Mania’s Dan Hiergesell. “You’ve got to be careful, watch your f-cking words. You’re going to get slapped in the face by a guy who can kill you with his hands. That’s a bad move.”

“I get what Colby’s doing,” Rogan continued. “He’s making a lot of noise and trying to do business. And if you fight him, you’re going to make a lot of money, because a lot of people are going to come and see him get his ass kicked.”

Covington, 30, has already had a run in with former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, who hurled a boomerang at him outside a hotel in Sydney, Australia last year. It’s speculated that Werdum retaliated over Covington’s derogatory comments on Brazil, calling its countrymen ‘fifthly animals’ after his decision win over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119 in São Paulo.

Covington, who has also made enemies out of Star Wars and Marvel fans, responded to Rogan on a recent episode of Radio and warned the longtime commentator that he ‘might just have to slap him’ for his recent comments to Gustafsson.

“I think Joe Rogan should worry about what he’s saying about me because we might just meet face to face soon in the near future,” Covington said. “He might be commentating that Chicago card, so that’s kind of hypocritical of him to say something like that because when he’s talking about me, we might be face to face. I might just have to slap him.”

Covington is currently gearing up to face Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title at UFC 225, which takes place next month, June 9 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.