The two used to be teammates at American Top Team a few years ago. However, that would change as Covington changed his character to promote his fights. As ‘Chaos’ started to become more controversial, his relationships with the gym and his teammates would turn sour.
Prediction For Masvidal vs. Covington
The former UFC Strawweight champion has made her problems with Covington known on multiple occasions. While Jedrzejczyk doesn’t respect Covington much as a person, she does as a fighter. However, she doesn’t think he gets past her teammate Jorge Masvidal next Saturday.
“Colby is a great athlete,” Joanna told MMA Fighting. “What I remember from back in the day, that he was always training on the mat. When the training was done after one and a half hours, he was doing an extra one and a half hours with Jorge Masvidal… How crazy was it is that they were friends. They were always together. Now you see all these promo videos, they were cornering each other. Now they’re the biggest rivals.
“It’s a tough fight for both of them, but I really have a feeling that Jorge Masvidal will surprise again like he did with Darren Till or Ben Askren.”
Since losing to Kamaru Usman last November, Covington still isn’t camera-shy. The former interim UFC Champion continues to talk trash and not just about his rival Jorge Masvidal. Everybody is on the radar of ‘Chaos’, even Joanna at times.
JJ says Covington is just trying to copy Conor McGregor through his antics.
“The worst thing about Colby, most of the things he said [and] said he’s done isn’t true,” Jedrzejczyk continued. “The way he was acting after he won the interim belt, like all the old man opening the door for him, him having a driver, these girls, these b*tches around him, walking to our American Top Team. It wasn’t true. Why are you acting like Conor McGregor [and then] saying bad things about Conor McGregor? There is only one Conor McGregor.
“So don’t call names on him and you’re trying to act like him. You have empty pockets, and you’re trying to act like a king. You can’t do these things. You can’t tell lies.”
Joanna would add on to this, claiming karma would catch up to Colby Covington.
“It’s a super important fight for all of us but he has the ATT army behind his back. Because Colby, he didn’t make a good impression when he was leaving. You can’t burn the bridges. Karma is bad, and I hope that Colby will have a strong ass when it [bites] him.”