Rising UFC welterweight Colby Covington has some real history with former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. According to Covington, the two MMA stars were college roommates from 2007-2009 at Iowa Central Community College where they both won junior college national wrestling titles together.
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) November 4, 2017
Speaking recently with Submission Radio, Covington explained the tweet fired at his former roommate.
“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.”
Although the two lived together for a couple years, Covington says that they only got along at the start of them rooming together.
“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.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 11/13/2017.