Colby Covington Would Consider Moving To 205-pound To Fight Jones If USADA Don’t Interfere
A former interim 170-pound champion Colby Covington knows he’ll be challenging division’s kingpin, Kamaru Usman, next. Usman won the title after beating out Tyron Woodley last month at UFC 235.
Covington was supposed to take on Tyron Woodley last September, but an injury kept him from competing. He last fought in June 2018 where he scored a decision win over Rafel dos Anjos at UFC 225. Since then he hasn’t fought anyone.
But ‘Chaos’ doesn’t only want a welterweight belt, as he has bigger plans and wants to win titles in multiple divisions. (h/t BloodyElbow)
“I’m thinking 165, 155, 185 — all the weight classes,” Covington said. “I want multiple belts.”
Well, Covington would also entertain the idea of moving to light heavyweight and meets Jon Jones, but he’s one condition.
“You let me do some steroids, 100 percent I can go up to 205 and beat up Jonny Picograms,” Covington said. “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.
Both prominent UFC fighters have gone back and forth on social media and in interviews for the past couple of years.
‘Chao’ and Jones were roommates during their college years as wrestling competitors. Covington even accused ‘Bones’ has been on steroids since college days. He even claimed that many of his fellow fighters also know this habit of Jon Jones.
Jones has failed multiple drug tests in the past and most recently a picogram of M3 steroid metabolite found in his system. Despite that, he was allowed to fight Alexander Gustafsson. Jon most recently defended his title in a lopsided decision over Anthony Smith and currently scheduled to meet Thiago Santos in the main headliner of UFC 239 on July 6.