Watch: Rogan Explains Covington Situation

After Colby Covington suggested he may slap Joe Rogan in the face for comments he made on his podcast, Rogan playfully apologized.

”Colby Covington, don’t slap me,” Rogan said in a recent edition of the Joe Rogan Experience. “You said you were going to slap me? Don’t slap me. I was talking s**t. Because I was telling that Jon Jones might slap him. ‘I might slap you!’ I like Colby, I like what he’s doing. He’s talking a lot of s**t, I’m just saying be careful who you talk s*** to. Talking s**t to Jon Jones … he’s one of the baddest motherf****** who ever lived.”

Rogan in fact is a big fan of what Covington is doing, and how he’s navigating a “post Conor McGregor” type of hype in MMA, especially with an interim title shot set at UFC 225 against Rafael dos Anjos.

”He’s making a lot of money, he’s being smart,” Joe said.

“The reason Colby is fighting for the title, the reason Colby is going to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the interim title, is not just because he’s beaten good guys, because he has beaten Demian Maia. But it’s more importantly that he’s going to put asses in the seats. Part of the fight business now. There’s pre- and post-Conor McGregor, and post Conor McGregor the game has changed. It’s red panties night, baby. Everything’s different.”

”That is not really, I’m just going to be honest, this is not the resume of someone who you would normally see fighting for the title right now,” Rogan clarified.

“I think he’s fighting for the title based not just on beating Demian Maia, who’s a really tough guy, but on the fact that he’s a controversial, very popular character. Because he talks so much s**t. And talks so much s**t about Brazilians.”


Original Story: MMA Mania

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