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Morning Report: Colby Covington says he’s ‘got something to say’ to Joe Rogan at UFC 225

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In recent months, Colby Covington has ratcheted up his trash talk game, feuding with a number of UFC welterweights, the entire country of Brazil, and even former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. But perhaps most puzzling of these beefs was his issue with UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who Covington threatened to slap after Rogan pointed out that a welterweight picking a fight with the former heavyweight champion might not be a great idea. But even though Rogan attempted to make amends, and Covington has an interim welterweight title shot against Rafael dos Anjos coming up, “Chaos” is apparently dead set on feuding with the voice of the UFC.

Speaking with BJPenn Radio recently, Covington once again lambasted Rogan for attempting to make peace and for speaking out in the first place.

“His little mouth was trying to run and say things when he shouldn’t have an opinion,” Covington said. “You’ve never been in an Octagon, you don’t have any experience fighting. Just because you do these little Tae Kwan Do tournaments and you can’t even get first place in those, doesn’t mean you can come talk to the King of Chaos, AKA the new welterweight king on June 9th.”

Covington is facing Dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title in the co-main event of UFC 225 this weekend, June 9th. Covington was given this interim title shot in large part due to his newfound trash talking, something Rogan alluded to while attempting to make amends with Covington. That was apparently enough to keep Covington’s ire up because “Chaos” says the beef with Rogan is far from over and when he sees Rogan at UFC 225, they are going to have words in person.

“It will be squashed when he stops running his little mouth like his opinion matters,” Covington said about the Rogan feud. “His opinion is irrelevant. He thinks he has a say in everything and he’s a biased announcer as it is.

“If it’s a Jon Jones fight, his balls are so far in his mouth that he’s just going to be saying anything Jon does, ‘Oh, my God! He’s the greatest of all time!’ — this and that. I don’t think the beef’s squashed. I got something to say to him and I’m going to say something when I see him face to face in Chicago.”

Covington might want to tread lightly though, Rogan isn’t exactly easy prey.


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#happynews @zabit_magomedsharipov Me dirijo todos mis fans, amigos y familiares por su apoyo a mi carrera. También me gustaría agradecer a todas aquellas compañías que han mostrado interés en mi persona y trabajo. - Sean Shelby y yo tenemos un amigo en común, Mario Delgado. Él fue la conexión entre nosotros y ayudó a establecer una reunión entre Sean & yo donde tuvimos una conversación amistosa durante el almuerzo del viernes. Nos dimos cuenta de que lo que sucedió fue una gran falta de comunicación y un mal momento. Después de la conversación estoy feliz de saber que el UFC & yo estamos en los mejores términos y ahora estoy de vuelta en el camino para perseguir mi sueño de convertirme en campeón de UFC. Zabit Magomedsharipov, te veo el 8 de septiembre en Las Vegas. Respetuosamente: Yair Rodriguez. Viva Mexico ! . . . I address to all my fans, friends and family for always been supportive of my career. As well I’ll like to thank all of those companies showing interest on my persona and work. - Sean Shelby and I have a friend in common, Mario Delgado, he was the connection between us. He set up a meeting between Sean & I, where we had a friendly conversation during lunch on Friday. We got into the interview realization that what happened was a big miscommunication and bad timing. After the conversation I’m happy to know that the UFC & I are in the best terms ever and now I’m back in track to chase my dream of become a UFC champion. Zabit Magomedsharipov, see you September 8th in Las Vegas . Respectfully: Yair Rodriguez. Viva Mexico !

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Marlon Moraes deserves the next title shot but instead we get a rematch of a fight we just saw for no real reason. That basically sums up this modern era of the UFC.

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Take it easy and see y’all tomorrow.



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