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“I broke it just before the fight” – Usman came to the rematch with Covington with an injured hand

UFC 268 took place on November 6 this year. In the fight of the night, there was a rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. It seems that the champion came into this fight with a serious injury.

Before the rematch, the championship fight, huge emojis were swirling inside the two players. Colby Covington (16-3) wanted to show that the result of the first fight was just a break at work, Kamaru Osman (20-1), but still wanted to prove his superiority. In the end, they fought in exactly five rounds, after which the judges unanimously indicated the victory of the Nigerian.

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But for Usman, it wasn’t the only problem at Covington. Less than a month after the event, interesting news emerges. Current champion appeared on the air SEND FULL PODCASTHe said he entered the competition with a broken bone in his right hand.

I broke it just before the fight but most didn’t know it. It got to that point three weeks ago, and I didn’t hit it until I warmed up for the octagon. For three hours I never used my right hand.

Many people are probably wondering how this happened now. When Usman was asked about this, he only briefly said it was during training. Justin Gaethje (23-3) also competed in the same gala.

I broke it in someone else’s head – in Justin Gaethje’s head.

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For Usman, it was the fifth defense of the title he won after beating in March 2019. Tyrona Woodleya (19-7-1). The Nigerian currently ranks first in the official UFC rankings of top non-weight category fighters, and while it is not known exactly when he will return to the cage, his next opponent is very likely to become the champion. Leon Edwards (19-3).


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