Colby Covington seems to have made an enemy of Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but the former interim UFC welterweight champion says that’s only because he rejected her flirtatious advances at American Top Team (ATT).
Speaking in an interview with MMA Fighting ahead of ATT’s newly-enforced ban on trash talk, ‘Chaos’ claimed that Jedrzejczyk was punching well above her weight by trying to flirt with him.
“There was never a problem,” Covington told Peter Carroll on MMA Fighting’s Eurobash podcast. “I never said anything about Joanna, I never looked at her wrong or anything. One day she came into the gym and started screaming, ‘Ahhhh Colby this and that...ahhh, I hate you,’ and I’m like, ‘What the f*ck? What’s your issue?’ I know last week she tried to flirt with me, and I wasn’t giving her the time of day because, let’s be honest, I have standards, and she just doesn’t fit those standards – she’s not a seven-and-a-half and up, and I only message seven-and-a-halves or up. So, she got her feelings a little hurt. The raw American steel and twisted sex appeal of Colby Covington didn’t want to take her on a date, didn’t want to flirt with her and didn’t have any interest, because I’m too busy getting dimes and supermodels to waste my time on some ugly boobie-woman from Poland or whatever.”
Covington then went on to call Jedrzejczyk a hypocrite and urged the former UFC strawweight champion to retire after her brutal defeat to Weili Zhang at UFC 248.
“She wants to come and hate me and make me look like the bad guy, but everyone knows that Joanna is not a good person,” Covington said. “She believes in her own hype, she thinks she’s better than life. Nobody is better than anybody, I don’t care what your title is, or how much money you have. It doesn’t mean that you’re better than anybody.”
“I did apologize to her. She asked for one, so I gave it. I gave it a week before her title fight. I said, ‘Joanna, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that you have to get your face rearranged, and we’re all going to make a lot of money at mybookie.ag and that’s exactly what happened!’ And it’s still rearranged. I don’t know if you saw the picture the other day, that thing is still black and blue. That thing looks nasty man. That girl should probably never come back to fighting again.”
Jedrzejczyk vehemently denied Covington’s claims and labelled the 32-year-old a compulsive liar.