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Kamaru Usman Reveals Broken Hand Prior to UFC 268 Colby Covington Rematch – MMA Root

Kamaru Usman Reveals Broken Hand Prior to UFC 268 Colby Covington Rematch

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Recent winner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight, Kamaru Usman, held his title firmly even with a broken arm.

On Wednesday afternoon, Usman talked about it Full Podcast submission for his meeting at UFC 268 with Colby Covington. According to the champion, he broke his right arm three weeks before the race date on November 6, and did not strike with that hand until the night of the race.

“Yes, I broke it before the race,” Usman admitted on the Full Send Podcast. “Most people did not know this, so yes, I broke it three weeks ago and did not throw it away for a single day until my fight.”

When asked how this affected his training or if he used his hand for anything after the break, Usman answered categorically no.

“I did not throw it to the back, back… just behind the scenes, where you warm up before the race,” said Usman. “I did not throw up my hands for three weeks. My right hand. “

After some hesitation, Usman shared how it happened and who took part in his break.

“I broke it in someone’s head, yes,” the champion stated categorically. “Justin Gaethje’s head … we box together … the same coach, we’re like the head coaches tearing up the big brother, the little brother cutting two killers in the same place.”

With a smile, Usman watched the training go on between the two.

“I mean, it surpasses me sometimes, yes,” Usman concluded.

Despite the self-proclaimed injury, Usman outscored his enemy 123 to 107 in terms of major blows as he captured a unanimous verdict in their second battle. The champion also recorded a pair of knockdowns in the second frame and finished the fight with a significant 41% hitting accuracy with 80 headers.


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