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Colby Covington Shows Off Grim X-Ray Of Broken Jaw After Being Smashed By Kamaru Usman

Nasir Jabbar

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Colby Covington Shows Off Grim X-Ray Of Broken Jaw After Being Smashed By Kamaru Usman

Colby Covington has showed off an X-ray image of his broken jaw and it makes for grim viewing.

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Covington sustained a nasty broken jaw in his fifth round defeat to Kamaru Usman at UFC 245.

Usman landed a devastating shot in the third round to crack Covington's jaw and the scan reveals the full extent of his gnarly injury.

Image: Colby Covington
Image: Colby Covington

Usman went on to drop Covington twice in the final stanza before securing a stoppage victory with just 50 seconds left on the clock to defend his UFC welterweight title.

Covington was transported to a nearby hospital following his UFC 245 defeat and the fighter has been slapped with a six-month medical suspension.

Medical report - Must have nondisplaced midline mandibular fracture cleared by oral and maxillofacial surgeon or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Covington's former friend and teammate Jorge Masvidal doubts he'll fight again.

"I don't think he comes back," the BMF champion said. "Twenty-four minutes of beating his ass, and then put him out. And that's that."

Masvidal also threatened to break Usman's face and said he's "not skilled" enough for him.

"When I fight Usman, I'm going to break his face," he said. "He can't hang with me, he's too one-dimensional, he's not skilled and he sure as hell ain't tough."

Image: PA
Image: PA

UFC president Dana White is hoping to book a title clash between Usman and Masvidal and called a potential bout "massive".

"It's massive," he said. "The Masvidal fight now versus Usman is a big deal."

Usman's riding a 10-fight UFC win streak while Masvidal's on a three-fight tear which includes victories over Darren Till, Ben Askren and Nate Diaz.

Usman vs. Masvidal in 2020? Watch this space.

Topics: Masvidal, Colby Covington, UFC News, UFC 245, Fight News, UFC, MMA, Kamaru Usman

Nasir Jabbar
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