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UFC 235: Colby Covington tried to dunk on Jon Jones — but got stuffed by Anthony Smith

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington, is slowly but surely fading from view as the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion keeps the 170-pound assembly line moving without him.

Covington has decided to keep himself out of action until UFC President Dana White grants him a welterweight title shot, something that doesn’t appear to be in the cards after “Chaos” turned down a Tyron Woodley fight last fall.

With that in mind, there’s really no reason to pay attention to Covington at this point. That’s probably why he’s going back to his usual bag of tricks and taking shots at former roommate Jon Jones, who ran into drug-testing trouble upon his Octagon return.

Too bad Anthony Smith wasn’t having it.

Covington first used “Bones” to elevate his name back in 2014.

Smith fights Jones in the UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, the same card that features Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman. Working against Covington is the fact that Ben Askren and Robbie Lawler are also throwing hands in Las Vegas, which could further muddy the 170-pound waters.

But if “Chaos” is that desperate to get some work in, it sounds like “Lionheart” is willing to meet him somewhere offline to help make that happen.