‘That Guy’s a Piece of Sh*t’- Colby Covington Roasts Jon Jones for his Decline

Published 12/03/2021, 12:55 AM EST
HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones walks to his corner in between rounds against Dominick Reyes in their UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 247 at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

UFC welterweight Colby Covington spoke to James Lynch out of MMA News and commented on Jon Jones’ recent controversies. In late September, ‘Bones’ Jones was caught up with the law in Las Vegas following his Hall of Fame Fight Induction ceremony. The charges ranged from a felony to a misdemeanor, with his partner being involved in the latter.

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Covington has had a history with Jones through their collegiate career and there’s no love lost between both men. He has used every available opportunity to slander Jones and once again, he dropped some vicious one-liners. Covington referenced Jones’ controversy in Las Vegas and had some rather disparaging things to say.

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“I’m not surprised. That guy [Jon Jones] is going to do felon-type stuff, criminal type activity. That guy’s a piece of sh*t man, the guy’s a dirtbag. Beating your wife? She’s so manipulative and messed up emotionally from what he’s done to her over the years, you can tell she has trauma so she doesn’t want to rat him out.”

“He used to bring home big money for her…. I get where she’s coming from and why it’s happening but that’s sad. You put your hands on a woman, left her with marks and blood.”

“It’s despicable. I think the UFC should just milk out his career and not let him ever fight again. That guy shouldn’t be fighting, he doesn’t deserve to be in a cage.”

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Jones’ personal troubles aside, fans are looking forward to seeing him return to UFC action as soon as possible. He hasn’t fought since February 2020 and will now be making his debut in a new weight class. ‘Bones’ has been training as a heavyweight for quite a while now and has organically filled out into the division.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jon Jones enters the octagon in his UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

When Jon Jones decides to fight at heavyweight, he will more likely than not, walk straight into a title fight. He will be keenly awaiting the results of UFC 270’s main event scrap between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane.

Both fights offer something unique in their own way and fans are certainly in for a treat when Jones decides to scrap it out.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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