UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington is hoping to share the same cardwith heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Jon Jones is slated to defend his heavyweight title against former champ Stipe Miocic. The two will exchange blows and will headline UFC 295 this November at Madison Square Garden in New York. It will be Jones’s first heavyweight title defense after winning the vacant belt against Ciryl Gane back in March.
Unfortunately, the rest of the card for the event hasn’t been confirmed yet. Colby Covington claimed that the UFC is considering putting a welterweight title match in the co-main event.
This means that Covington will likely be featured at UFC 295 as he was promised to be the next welterweight title challenger after Kamaru Usman failed to snatch the belt back from the champion Leon Edwards in March.
In a recent interview, Covington talked about his potential return at UFC 295. The 35-year-old hasn’t competed since March of last year and he was pretty excited about his return. He is also very eager to be featured at UFC 295. Not just because it’s in New York, but also because he wanted to share the card with Jon Jones.
Covington is a former roommate of Jones’ from college but that won’t be stopping him from sharing a number of provocative questions.
Recently he shared that he wanted to ask questions that everyone always dodges. Colby said he would urge Jones to explain about his failed PEDs tests, driving under the influence, and his infamous hit-and-run incident with a pregnant woman.
“Who doesn’t wanna see me on stage with Jon Jones? Guys, you know the questions I’m gonna ask? I’m gonna ask questions that all the people want answered. ‘What is a picogram, Jonny? Hey, Jonny, who were the two girls that were in the back of your Bentley when you wrapped it in Vegas around that pole?’ I want the tough questions guys. ‘Hey, Jonny, what was in the bag when you hit the pregnant lady at the stoplight and you fled from the scene?” Covington said in a recent talk with Submission Radio.
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