UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington had started a beef with Jon Jones late last year. Having lived together during their college years as wrestling competitors, Covington took a shot at Jones for “acting like a saint” despite “going down the wrong path”, among other things.
“Chaos” was even warned by Joe Rogan to be careful about his words or risk getting slapped by a guy “who can kill you with his hands.” Covington, of course, did not heed these words, as he now has more incendiary remarks towards the former light heavyweight champion.
“He just started doing steroids and always freaking had roid rage,” Covington said on the Jim and Sam Show (transcript by MMANYTT). “He’d come home and he’d yell at me ‘oh what the f—k are you doing Colby, do the dishes’ and he would just like freak out. I would see this roid rage in his eyes and I would just be like ‘what’s your deal, man?’. Cause he was wrestling at 197 [pounds], he was a national champ in junior college and he was trying to move up and go to heavyweight. So he thought he had to do a cycle of roids and I just lost a lot of respect for him.”
“He started partying a lot. Doing Ecstasy, doing all these drugs and the rest of history. He’s been doing them since college.”
For Covington, his remarks are not baseless accusations, as he claims many of their fellow fighters also know about this supposed habit of Jones.
“I think a lot of people knew. He was wrecking Bentley’s that the UFC gave him, he [had] hookers in the back of his car partying, cocaine bingers all night and then he was fighting the next day five-rounders,” Covington said.
“Make no mistake about it, it’s just not possible to do that at that level without putting some chemical, performance-enhancing drug in your body.”
Covington is currently slated to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title this Saturday, June 9th as UFC 225’s co-headliner in Chicago.