Covington Responds To Jedrzejczyk’s Comments That He’s A ‘Big Liar’

Colby Covington has made more headlines for his trash talking than for his fights inside the Octagon, in recent years. Even his teammates haven’t been safe from his derogatory comments. Most notably, ‘Chaos’ has clashed heads with two of prominent members of the American Top Team, Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier. The newest addition to the list would be former UFC strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

This has forced ATT owner Dan Lambert to intervene. He recently had to place a zero tolerance policy on all trash talking between his fighters. From this perspective it seems that Colby bashing the Polish superstar was the tip of the iceberg.

How did the whole thing start between the two? Well, according to Covington, it was the fact that he was refusing Jedrzejczyk’s flirtatious advances. Joanna responded by calling him a “dirty guy” and a “big liar”.

Speaking on MMA Fighting‘s Eurobash podcast prior to ATT’s ban on trash talking teammates came into effect, Covington responded to Jedrzejczyk’s comments.

“There was never a problem. I never said anything about Joanna, I never looked at her wrong or anything. One day she came into the gym and started screaming, ‘Ahhhh Colby this and that…ahhh, I hate you,’ and I’m like, ‘What the f***? What’s your issue?’ I know last week she tried to flirt with me, and I wasn’t giving her the time of day because, let’s be honest, I have standards, and she just doesn’t fit those standards – she’s not a seven-and-a-half and up, and I only message seven-and-a-halves or up.

“So, she got her feelings a little hurt. The raw American steel and twisted sex appeal of Colby Covington didn’t want to take her on a date, didn’t want to flirt with her and didn’t have any interest, because I’m too busy getting dimes and supermodels to waste my time on some ugly boobie-woman from Poland or whatever.”

UFC Joanna Jedrzejczyk at American Top Team
Image courtesy of American Top Team

To add some more spice to his story, Covington also claimed Jedrzejczyk was not a good person.

“She wants to come and hate me and make me look like the bad guy, but everyone knows that Joanna is not a good person,” Covington said. “She believes in her own hype, she thinks she’s better than life. Nobody is better than anybody, I don’t care what your title is, or how much money you have. It doesn’t mean that you’re better than anybody.”

Even though Covington may have apologised to Poirier for his “unique” behaviour, he made sure he would have it his way with Joanna as well.

“I did apologize to her,” he explained. “She asked for one, so I gave it. I gave it a week before her title fight. I said, ‘Joanna, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that you have to get your face rearranged, and we’re all going to make a lot of money at mybookie.ag and that’s exactly what happened!’ And it’s still rearranged. I don’t know if you saw the picture the other day, that thing is still black and blue. That thing looks nasty man. That girl should probably never come back to fighting again.”

Whether you love him or hate him, Colby Covington has made fans tune in to watch his fights.


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