Joe Rogan doesn’t want any beef with Twitter troll GOAT Colby Covington. That’s the general vibe you get watching Rogan talk to Cameron Hanes during the 1112th episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.
Rogan had previously brought up comments Covington directed at Jon Jones, saying “You’ve got to be careful, watch your f**king words. You’re going to get slapped in the face by a guy who can kill you with his hands.” Covington turned Rogan’s words around, replying “I think Joe Rogan should worry about what he’s saying about me because we might just meet face to face soon in the near future ... I might just have to slap him.”
In the latest episode of his podcast, Rogan tried to talk things down.
”Colby Covington, don’t slap me,” Rogan said with a smile. “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 shit to. Talking s**t to Jon Jones ... he’s one of the baddest motherf**kers who ever lived.”
Overall, Rogan likes how Covington is doing things in the post-McGregor UFC landscape.
”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.”
But it wasn’t all compliments about Covington from Rogan.
”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.”
We’ve still got our doubts that Covington puts asses in seats, but I suppose we’ll find out at UFC 225 on June 9th in Chicago when he fights Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title.