UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman stated that he fought Colby Covington at UFC 268 wit ha broken hand.
“The Nigerian Nightmare” defeated “Chaos” via UD in the main event of the fight night that took place in New York on November 6.
Usman, who beat Covington for a second time, announced that he broke his hand in the final days of his sparring.
“I broke it before the fight. Most people didn’t know that,” Usman told the Full Send podcast. “I broke it three weeks before and I didn’t throw it until the day of the fight, I didn’t throw it until I was backstage when you are warming up before the fight. I didn’t throw my hands for three weeks, my right hand.”
Usman also revealed that another fighter on the card that night was actually responsible for his broken hand.
“I broke it on someone’s head, Justin Gaethje’s head,” Usman revealed.