Nigerian Boxer, UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman has said that he broke his right hand three weeks before defeating Colby Covington at UFC 268 earlier this month.
Usman beat Covington through unanimous decision after five rounds at the Madison Square Garden in New York to keep his welterweight title for the fifth time.
Usman said, “I broke it (right hand) before the fight. Most people didn’t know that. I broke it three weeks before and I didn’t throw it a day until the fight itself.
“I didn’t throw it until right backstage. I didn’t throw my hands for three weeks, my right hand.
“I broke it on someone’s head. Justin Gaethje’s head.
“We spar together. Same coach, main training partners-slash-big brother, little brother-slash-two assassins in the same place.
“He gets the better of me sometimes. Justin Gaethje’s a savage.”
Usman won the fight against Covington with an excellent display despite his injury, proving once again why he is being ranked as the UFC’s best pound-for-pound fighter.