UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington, the most controversial fighter in the UFC roster, is known for his outlandish comments. From calling former two-division world champion Conor McGregor “a coked-up little leprechaun” and a “nerd.” to Brazilian fans ‘filthy animals’ after defeating Demian Maia. Now, most recently his issue with longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan, whom he threatened to slap at UFC 225 PPV event in Chicago. The issue is stemming from when Rogan advice Covington, 30, to be more cautious of his trash talk when it comes to former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Comedian Rogan tries to keep things at a professional level but Colby seems to have none of it and said to him “biased announcer.”
Covington claims he knows the real Jones and accused him of using steroids through college days, who coughed up his light heavyweight title in the wake of a failed drug test.
Most recently Covington appeared on UFC Tonight, speaking to Michael Bisping and Kenny Florian, saying he has decided to give Rogan a pass this weekend as he’s happy and fighting for a title: (Via MMAMania)
I’ve decided to let things go with Joe. I decided to give him a pass. I’m feeling good, I’m in the spirit,” Covington said. “It’s title fight week, I’m about to make a lot of money with more zeroes to my paycheck, so I am feeling good. I’m going to give Joe a pass.”
Covington will face Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title at UFC 225 on June 9 and an event Rogan will be sitting cage-side for as a commentator. The threat of Covington is no more valid as he cancels his plan, but if he emerges victoriously, we all have an eye on his post-fight speech obviously will be conducted by Joe Rogan.