Colby Covington Confirms a Brutal Injury After His Loss Against Kamaru Usman at UFC 268

Published 11/08/2021, 8:23 AM EST
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is interviewed after his victory over Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The welterweight combatants Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman clashed against each other in a much-anticipated title rematch last weekend. The fight lived up to the hype and both men delivered an amazing performance inside the cage.

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However, it was the champion Usman who came out victorious in the five-round gruesome battle, handing ‘Chaos’ a defeat again. Unlike their first slugfest, ‘Chaos’ wasn’t giving up this time and took the fight to the distance.

Covington confirmed a brutal leg injury in the fight but refused to give up, as he was not only fighting for the title, but something more than that. In the post-fight press conference, he said, Yeah, I was compromised. First or second round, I threw that calf kick and it landed on his knee and I felt it just exploded right away.”

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“Probably broken. I have to get an X-ray when I get back. But you know I was fighting for something bigger than myself tonight. I was fighting for all the people that keep us free here in America first responders, law enforcement, military.”

“So this was something bigger than myself. I wasn’t gonna quit on them. Yeah, I got clipped in the second round. But I’m going to keep fighting and keep coming for you. I am unbreakable. You can’t stop me.”

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ saw one of the toughest opponents of his UFC career in Covington. This victory marked Usman’s fifth successful title defense in the UFC. Meanwhile, ‘Chaos’ will look to map his way back to the welterweight gold with another blockbuster fight.

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Colby Covington hints at a Fight With His rival

Following his loss in the title rematch at UFC 268, ‘Chaos’ expressed his interest in fighting his friend turned foe Jorge Masvidal in the post-fight press conference.

Covington and Masvidal once shared a good bond and lived together during their initial UFC years. However, their friendship turned into one of the most heated rivalries in the UFC. Both the men have planted shots at each other in many of their interviews.

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is introduced prior to his welterweight bout against Robbie Lawler during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, now the ‘Chaos’ wants to settle it inside the octagon. He said, “I think the heated rivalry with me and my old roommate ‘Street Judas’ Masvidal. He should probably pull out of that fight with Leon Scott and we should just run it the first quarter of the first part of the year. Let’s do it, that’s a heated rivalry. He’s talked so much sh*t in the media and said so many things about me” 

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‘Gamebred’ is currently set to take on the Brit Leon Edwards at UFC 269 before the end of 2021. However, after his fight against Edwards, a clash with Covington makes sense as it will surely garner attention from fight fans and buy pay-per-views for the promotion.

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Furthermore, who wouldn’t want to see two rivals settling their beef inside the UFC cage? Would you guys like to see Masvidal vs Covington? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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