Colby Covington incredibly thought the referee stopped the fight too early

Kamaru Usman’s opponent Colby Covington has revealed the extent of the broke jaw he suffered at UFC 245 last weekend.

The 31-year-old was handed a beating he will never forget during the brutal fight with “Nigerian nightmare”.
And the scan shows just how bad the damage was – a full crack from top to bottom is clearly visible.

In a thrilling scrap in Las Vegas, the pair certainly put on a show under the lights as Usman defended the UFC welterweight title with a fifth-round stoppage.

The referee waved off the bout with 50 seconds remaining after Covington was dropped to the canvas twice.

American Covington was left battered and bruised but showed incredible bravery after the UFC confirmed he had been fighting the last two rounds with a broken jaw.

He even claimed referee Marc Goddard had stopped the fight too early.

TV cameras picked up the exact moment Covington suffered the fracture after Usman clocked him with a fierce right jab to the face.

The 31-year-old told his corner that he believed his jaw was broken and was taken to the hospital immediately after the fight for an X-ray.

He even claimed referee Marc Goddard had stopped the fight too early.

TV cameras picked up the exact moment Covington suffered the fracture after Usman clocked him with a fierce right jab to the face.

The 31-year-old told his corner that he believed his jaw was broken and was taken to the hospital immediately after the fight for an X-ray.

Colby Covington incredibly thought the referee stopped the fight too early
Colby Covington incredibly thought the referee stopped the fight too early

 

Interestingly, Covington has been suspended from fighting for 180 days by UFC after suffering the horror injury, but Usman will also join him on the sidelines for the same period due to the injury he cropped in his left thumb.

Usman’s remains UFC welterweight champion and undefeated at 11-0, while Covington’s record is now 10-2.

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