Newly crowned UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has garnered some serious attention from fight fans for his often polarizing statements and intense trash-talking. During the fighter’s recent interim title match at UFC 225, longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan claimed that Covington was drawing attention with his statements for the sake of selling pay-per-views.
Speaking on his podcast, mixed martial arts veteran Chael Sonnen has now come forward with his thoughts on the matter.
“I was so upset with Joe Rogan. I was so upset with him. Joe has a history of doing this and I do not know why he does it. It is inappropriate and it is infuriating, but he has no ill intent. So, I am not mad at Joe.
“I called Joe yesterday. I called him to talk about this. The pay-per-view starts and Joe Rogan is covering Colby Covington. For reasons that are unknown to me and that I will never understand, he decides to say that Colby Covington has come out and said crazy things to garner attention and get your PPV money.
“To explain to you how wrong that was of Joe to do, I would need this entire show. First off captain obvious, you don’t ever disclose the business. You don’t ever turn on the business, when you’re in it.
“Any business. Business is not just about profits and losses. It is about maintaining information and company secrets. If Colby Covington is coming out and looking for attention so you’ll buy the pay-per-view, then god bless him.
“You are either a worker or you are a mark and if you are not smart enough to be a worker, then you’re a mark. But, a lot of people want to be one, myself included. I really enjoy that. Don’t ruin the show for me.”
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