Colby Covington has been leveling the smack talk, leading up to his UFC 225 interim welterweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos. One of the main targets has been UFC analyst Joe Rogan, for Rogan’s claims that Covington’s comments towards Jon Jones would not end well for Chaos.
While being interviewed at UFC 225 Media Day, Covington gave something close to an apology to Rogan.
“I live with no regrets. I don’t think I’ve said anything that’s crossed the line,” Covington told MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani in a pre-fight interview.
“If I’ve said anything that’s wrong, probably going after Joe Rogan. I didn’t really mean to attack Joe Rogan. He’s gonna get a pass because I got a title fight and a lot of money to make.”
“If there’s anything I regret, there’s one thing, it’s probably going after Joe Rogan.”
Covington came to apologize due to a mutual friend they both have.
“That is an unformal apology,” Covington said. “I was just thinking, my good friend Cameron Hanes, who’s friends with Joe Rogan. It wasn’t a smart move, I let my emotions get the best of me, and usually, I have no emotions and I’m not emotional, but I take back what I said about Joe Rogan.”
“No, I’m not gonna slap him, we’re gonna be cool. Hopefully, we go on a hunting trip with Cam Hanes together, and hopefully, we can play the video game together or something.”
Covington is scheduled to co-headline UFC 225 this Saturday, June 9th, in Chicago, against Rafael dos Anjos, as they fight for the UFC interim welterweight title.
Source: MMA Fighting