For the rest of his career, the UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones will be haunted by his run-ins with the United States Anti Doping Agency… Better known as ‘USADA.’
Jones’ troubles date back to 2016 and somewhat continue to this day depending on your thoughts of his continuous picogram findings of turinabol.
One man who is never afraid to share his thoughts, top UFC welterweight and former interim champion, Colby Covington, has made claims that Jones has been using banned substances going all the way back to their college wrestling days when they were roommates at Iowa Central Community College.
Obviously, Covington has since made it clear that he prides himself on being a natural athlete with his shots taken at Jones. However, he believes that he could take out his old friend if he was allowed to use steroids.
“You let me do some steroids, 100 percent I can go up to 205 [pounds] and beat up ‘Jonny Picograms,’” Covington told Helen Yee. “They’re giving title shots to anybody these days at light heavyweight. You see the guy that just got a title shot? He was like 1-4 in his last five. It’s just embarrassing. The division is weak. Get me on some steroids.”
For Jones, he’ll next be defending his title in the main event of UFC 239 which takes place on July 6 in Las Vegas for International Fight Week. He’ll be facing the red-hot Brazilian, Thiago ‘Marreta’ Santos.
Colby Covington, on the other hand, is expected to finally be getting the undisputed welterweight title shot that he’s been waiting for against Kamaru Usman. It’s just a matter of where and when.
Of course, it’s extremely unlikely that a Jones vs Covington fight would ever happen inside the Octagon… Or any cage for that matter. But it would be a lie to say that ‘Chaos’ hasn’t gotten into some out of cage altercations throughout his career with fellow fighters ranging from his own division to heavyweight.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/27/2019