According to UFC welterweight Colby Covington, when he was roommates with Jon Jones and Joe Soto at Iowa Central Community College, they used to get involved in nasty brawls where the UFC light heavyweight champ even tossed guys through windows. He spoke about Jon’s “bad temper” during an appearance at MMA Roasted. Fox Sports has the quotes:
“We got into a lot of trouble,” Covington said. “When you’re in a small town in Iowa, a lot of kids are farm kids and they always wanted to start some stuff with the wrestlers and I was a national champ in college and Jon was a national champ, so they’d always try to pick fights at our house parties and stuff. We would just clear out the place of a bunch of townies.”
“Especially Jon — he’d be throwing people through windows and stuff. It was nuts. He has a bad temper, when he gets mad — he gets mad.”
Of course this is just one side of the story, but we did see some of that anger during that infamous brawl where he even threatened to kill Daniel Cormier. The two will face off at UFC 182 on January.
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