VIDEO | Joe Rogan responds to Colby Covington’s “slap” threat

VIDEO | Joe Rogan responds to Colby Covington’s “slap” threat

Earlier this week top ranked welterweight contender Colby Covington issued a warning to long time UFC commentator Joe Rogan suggesting that he “might just have to slap him” the next time he sees him.

Covington’s threat came shortly after Joe Rogan had brought up some previous comments that “Chaos” had made towards former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones. “You’ve got to be careful, watch your f**king words. You’re going to get slapped in the face by a guy who can kill you with his hands,” Rogan stated on JRE podcast.

Now in his most recent podcast, Joe Rogan attempted to clear the air with the brash welterweight contender. Check it out in the above video or read the transcript below.

“Colby Covington don’t slap me,” Joe Rogan said with a smile while discussing June’s UFC 225 event. “You said you were going to slap me, but don’t slap me. I was talking shit. I was telling him that Jon Jones might slap him. So he said ‘I might slap you’. Listen, I like Colby. I like what he is doing. But he is talking a lot of shit, and I’m just saying be careful who you talk shit to. Talking shit to Jon Jones? That’s one of the baddest mother f*ckers who has ever lived.”

Rogan continued:

“He’s making a lot of money,” Rogan said of Covington. “The reason why Colby is fighting for the title, he reason Colby is going to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the interim title, is not just because he’s beaten good guys, because he has beaten Demian Maia. But it’s more importantly that he’s going to put asses in the seats. Part of the fight business now. There’s pre- and post-Conor McGregor, and post Conor McGregor the game has changed. It’s red panties night, baby. Everything’s different.”

“That is not really it, I’m just going to be honest, this is not the resume of someone who you would normally see fighting for the title right now,” Rogan stated. “I think he’s fighting for the title based not just on beating Demian Maia, who’s a really tough guy, but on the fact that he’s a controversial, very popular character. Because he talks so much sh*t. And talks so much s**t about Brazilians.”

Colby Covington will square off with former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos for the promotions interim welterweight title at UFC 225 on June 9 in Chicago.

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