‘That’s Not Even a Real X-Ray’- Colby Covington Says Haters Made a Fake X-Ray of His Broken Jaw

Published 10/19/2021, 7:40 AM EDT
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)


Following Colby Covington’s knockout defeat against Kamaru Usman at UFC 245, an x-ray picture of his broken jaw went viral on the internet. However, ‘Chaos’ denied the claims and called the picture fake. In an interaction with Brett Okamoto of ESPN MMA, Colby Covington said Usman didn’t break his jaw.

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While addressing the viral images, he said, “It was one of the worst photoshops, let me say, in the history of this sport. Someone went and took an image of Google. They put my name on it Colby Covington and first off, it never reads if you ever see an x-ray film, it’ll never read your name straight across.”

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“It’ll look backwards. And they photoshopped the image, and the front tooth had a cap on it. Do I have caps on my front teeth? I don’t think so. It was just a bad Photoshop. And not just the trolls, the people that hate me the most because they hate my success, they hate that I’m in this position. They hate that I am doing better than them in life, so they want and try and discredit me.”

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“And they want to downplay my accomplishments, and the media ran with it. Oh, you broke your jaw, it wasn’t competitive, all this fake x-ray they came. That’s not even a real x-ray. So nothing was broken. The only thing that was broken was Marty’s pride that night. Because he doesn’t want to run his back in round two and he got forced to and now November 6, I’m gonna take everything he’s worked for his whole entire life and he’s going to have nothing left to show for it.”

At UFC 245, Colby Covington felt that Kamaru Usman broke his jaw

Former interim welterweight champion ‘Chaos’ went for the welterweight title against Kamaru Usman in 2019. The pair engaged in a heated verbal back and forth, leading up to the fight. Given Covington’s trash talk ability, he didn’t leave a chance to take a shot at the champion.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: (R-L) Kamaru Usman of Nigeria butts heads with Colby Covington in their UFC welterweight championship bout during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Coming to the fight, both the welterweight combatants showcased sheer dominance inside the cage. In the midst of the third round, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ landed a vicious right on Covington’s jaw.

In the break between rounds three and four, ‘Chaos’ said, “I think I broke my jaw.”

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The gruesome five-round scrap came to an end when Marc Goddard called a stop to the fight with under a minute left in the fifth.

After that fight, Kamaru Usman has made three successful defenses; ‘Chaos’ has beaten Tyron Woodley.

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Now both the welterweight fighters are scheduled for a title rematch at UFC 268 on November 6 inside Madison Square Garden. Given their previous fight result, which impressed the fight fans and also won the ‘Fight Of The Night’ bonus, the rematch will surely have fans excited as they know what they could get in just under three weeks.

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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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