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Colby Covington attempts to troll Jon Jones, Anthony Smith shuts him down hard

Anthony Smith was having none of Colby Covington’s banter, even if it wasn’t about him.

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It’s not often that a fighter comes to the defense of his opponent when someone goes after them on social media. But that’s exactly what happened in the case of Anthony Smith and Jon Jones. The two men will meet at UFC 235 for the UFC light heavyweight title, and while they have had some tense moments between them thus far, there appears to be some mutual respect.

So when noted troll Colby Covington tried to go after his old college roommate, “Lionheart” stepped in and slapped down the ex-interim welterweight champion with authority.

It started when Colby responded to a UFC social media post promoting the UFC 235 fight with an insult directed at Jones:

He checked his troll boxes. He referenced Jones’ prior cocaine use. He referenced Jones’ recent troubles with turinabol metabolites sticking around in his system. But he probably wasn’t prepared for Smith to chirp back at him:

Obviously we’d need someone to elaborate on said gym incident in Chicago for context, but that’s a pretty solid shot in return.

UFC 235 goes down March 2nd in Las Vegas.

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