Jon Jones has said no matter what people on social media may think, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is by no means in his head.
The pair have gone back and forth several times this year, with Adesanya teasing a future fight with Jones in 2021 after he plans to defend his middleweight title a few times.
‘Bones’ addressed both his beef with Adesanya and history with Colby Covington when he spoke at the UFC 247 press conference ahead of his scheduled title defense against Dominick Reyes in February.
“Izzy’s a p-ssy and there’s really no way around it,” Jones said. “As far as him being in my head with the internet stuff, it’s just fun. It’s a lot of fun. The fans enjoy it when we chirp back and forth and I like to keep the people excited so that’s all that’s about. He is not in my head. He’s not in my head at all actually.” (Transcription via MMA Fighting)
Jones also touched on his history with former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. They lived with each other for one semester when they both wrestled at Iowa Central Community College. The pound-for-pound number one Jones labelled Covington a ‘liar’ and a ‘really bad person.’
“Colby’s a habitual liar at the end of the day. He really is,” Jones said. “He told the fans that we lived together for two years. We lived together for one semester.
“I’ve made a lot of mistakes and a lot of people don’t consider me to be a good person, but coming from me, Colby’s a really bad person. He really is. He really, really is.”
Covington fights tonight, Saturday December 14th, in the main event of UFC 245 against Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.