Several years ago, Colby Covington and Jon Jones were fresh-faced junior college wrestlers in Iowa living together.
Flash-forward and the two have since joined the ranks of the UFC along with a third college roommate, Joe Soto.
Covington, a top contender to the UFC welterweight title, recently appeared on “Submission Radio” to discuss his Twitter comments made regarding Jones.
On his comments about Jon Jones being a “loser” and “biggest f**k up in the history of sports” on Twitter
“Yeah, I mean, it’s just, I’m saying truths, I’m saying facts. I mean, I’m just speaking my mind. I didn’t know I wasn’t allowed to speak my mind in this world. I think I know him more than most people since I lived together with him for two years. The guy’s a fake, man, just… his little fucking baby-faced tweets to Georges St-Pierre, it just got under my skin. He’s just trying to act like a saint, “oh, I’m praying for you this”. Shut up, man. Go do some more coke, go cheat on your wife some more, man. You’re a piece of shit dirtbag.”
On living together with Jon Jones
“Yeah, we were cool the first couple of months we lived together, but he was difficult as shit to live with. The guy was dirty, man, he stunk, he didn’t shower, man. The guy was just a mess, man. He was getting into partying and all that bad stuff back then. He was just going down the wrong path, but he always tried to act like a saint, “oh, I’m into religion, I’m all about god,” this and that. He’s just fooling all the fans, he needs to be exposed for the real person that he is, because he ain’t this saint and good person like he tries to act like he is.”
When they lived together
“2007-2009 we lived together at Iowa Central Community College. It was a junior college, we both won junior college national titles together.”
If Colby guessed that Jon would be getting into trouble from living with him
“Not surprised one bit, exactly what I expected.”