Former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington recently took a swipe at Jones’ past issues with PEDs, with that coming via Twitter:
Hey @JonnyBones. Nobody’s looking. Go snort a few picograms.— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) February 14, 2019
Smith, who would find out about Covington’s tweet, would issue the following on Twitter:
-- its played out, Colby. Its not funny anymore. Stop throwing shade at my fight. Also, I heard you have a issue with me getting a title fight... next time I see you, we should talk about that. Or you gonna tuck your tail and hide in the corner of the gym like you did in Chicago?— Anthony Smith (@lionheartasmith) February 14, 2019
There has been no response from Covington since Smith accused the former champion of tucking his tail and hiding in the corner of a Chicago gym.
UFC 235 takes place on Saturday, March 2 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Jon Jones and Anthony Smith headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.