Jones Compares Covington To Sonnen
Jon Jones has stood across from Chael Sonnen at UFC 159, and was the college roommate of Colby Covington, and the former light heavyweight champion sees a similarity.
“Man, he is such an interesting character,” Jones said of Covington to RT Sport.
“One thing I’ll say about him that I wish people realized was how severe of a liar he is. He is an extraordinary liar. He reminds me a lot of Chael Sonnen, how he could say one thing and just tell the fans a bold-faced lie.”
“He lies about things that aren’t even really important,” Jones continued. “I can see you lying if it’s life or death, or if it’s really going to be a detriment to your career or something, but he just makes up lies. I really feel sorry for him to be that type of person. I really feel sorry for him. I don’t know if that is fixable.”
Covington has gone all in on being a controversial character, especially in terms of his social media presence, comments towards Brazilians, and other major boasts leading up to fights. Jones has grown tired of Covington and feels the interim welterweight champion is not worth his time.
“I don’t think I’d say something to him, he really isn’t… I don’t want to say that, I was going to say he’s not worth my time, but that could be a little arrogant,” Jones said. “I have nothing to say to him.
“He has a lot more to prove in this sport. He’s got a lot more work to do to sit at the table with me. In the game right now — he is a child and I am a man, when you really think about it. Just when it comes to the things I’ve proven. He is not close to being on my level.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting