The potential future champion also has plans to confront UFC commentator Joe Rogan at the event as well.
“It will be squashed when he stops running his little mouth like his opinion matters,” Covington said on BJ Penn Radio. “His opinion is irrelevant. He thinks he has a say in everything and he’s a biased announcer as it is. If it’s a Jon Jones fight, his balls are so far in his mouth that he’s just going to be saying anything Jon does, ‘Oh, my God! He’s the greatest of all time!’ — this and that. I don’t think the beef’s squashed. I got something to say to him and I’m going to say something when I see him face to face in Chicago.”
A feud between the two started after Rogan had allegedly said some things about Covington that the welterweight fighter didn’t take too kindly to.
Covington doesn’t think the opinions of Rogan matter much, mainly because the welterweight believes Rogan should keep the thoughts to himself.
“His little mouth was trying to run and say things when he shouldn’t have an opinion,” Covington said. “You’ve never been in an Octagon, you don’t have any experience fighting. Just because you do these little Tae Kwan Do tournaments and you can’t even get first place in those, doesn’t mean you can come talk to the King of Chaos, AKA the new welterweight king on June 9th.”
UFC 225 takes place on Saturday, June 9 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.