Colby Covington Takes Personal Shots at Jon Jones, Accuses Him of Steroid Use Since College
Colby Covington has no problem making enemies including former friends like Jon Jones.
Long before either of them were in the UFC, Covington and Jones were roommates at Iowa Central Community College where they were part of the school’s wrestling program.
“Me and Jon lived together two years in Iowa Central Community College together. In the same dorm, in the same bedroom, we shared the same room. We were like best friends when we first met each other,” Covington told the ‘Jim and Sam Show’ on Tuesday.
According to Covington, he had a falling out with Jones that started after he alleges the future light heavyweight champion started doing drugs including the performance enhancing variety while he was in college.
“He just started doing steroids and always freaking had roid rage,” Covington said. “He’d come home and he’d yell at me ‘oh what the f–k are you doing Colby, do the dishes’ and he would just like freak out. I would see this roid rage in his eyes and I would just be like ‘what’s your deal, man?’. Cause he was wrestling at 197 [pounds], he was a national champ in junior college and he was trying to move up and go to heavyweight. So he thought he had to do a cycle of roids and I just lost a lot of respect for him.”
“He started partying a lot. Doing ecstacy, doing all these drugs and the rest of history. He’s been doing them since college.”
Covington claims there was a personal issue that led to his falling out with Jones as he was preparing to leave Iowa and transfer to Oregon State, where he went onto be come a Division I All-American in wrestling.
“We had a pretty big falling out when I left junior college,” Covington explained. “He lost his cool one day and I wasn’t cool with it. You don’t treat me like that, you don’t treat anybody like that, especially a friend. My mom used to come and cook you meals, she’d fly you out to Oregon. She’d do favors for him like my family took him in like a family member of his own. Then the way he treated me is not cool but he was partying a lot and he just wasn’t the same person.”
Covington then went onto take several personal shots at Jones when talking about his persona in the media and then how he conducts himself behind closed doors.
“Anything he says in the media or in interviews it’s a front. He’s one of the fakest dudes I’ve ever met,” Covington said. “He says he’s all about God and all of this…if you’re all about God, why are you out there cheating on your wife, doing all these stupid things. You’re not a guy of God so stop pretending to be. Just embrace the villain role, embrace the bad guy person you are and you’d probably get a lot more money.”
As far as his accusations that Jones has been using performance enhancing drugs, Covington feels like other fighters in the UFC had the same suspicions about him even if they never spoke about it in the past.
“I think a lot of people knew. He was wrecking Bentley’s that the UFC gave him, he [had] hookers in the back of his car partying, cocaine bingers all night and then he was fighting the next day five rounder’s,” Covington said.
“Make no mistake about it, it’s just not possible to do that at that level without putting some chemical, performance enhancing drug in your body.”
While Jones is currently on suspension after testing positive for Turinabol — an anabolic steroid — in 2017, the former light heavyweight champion has vehemently denied ever knowingly taking a performance enhancing drug throughout his entire career.