Kamaru Usman has revealed that she broke her arm in a welterweight title rematch at UFC 268 against Colby Covington.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ said he broke his right arm when he beat Justin Gaethje at the Colorado Onks Sports for just three weeks.
“I broke it before the fight. Most people didn’t know that,” said Usman (h / t BJPenn.com) “I broke it three weeks ago and I didn’t throw it until fight day, I didn’t throw it until I was behind the scenes when you were warm up before the fight. I didn’t throw my hands for three weeks, my right hand. ”
“I broke it on somebody’s head, Justin Gaethje’s head,” he added.
Usman may have entered a compromised game but is now the UFC welterweight champion and the current pound-for-pound no. 1 did not prevent him from winning a unanimous decision.
In a thrilling five round match at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 6, Usman defeated Covington and ended his rivalry 2-0.