Kamaru Usman has revealed that he fought Colby Covington with a broken hand in their welterweight title rematch at UFC 268.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ said that he broke his right hand while sparring teammate Justin Gaethje at Onx Sports in Colorado just three weeks out from the fight.
“I broke it before the fight. Most people didn’t know that,” Usman said (h/t BJPenn.com). “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.