Colby Covington Denies Breaking His Jaw Against Kamaru Usman, Claims X-Rays Were ‘Photoshopped’

Ahead of his upcoming UFC 268 headliner and welterweight title rematch next weekend at Madison Square Garden, former interim champion, Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington has dismissed x-ray images provided of an apparent broken jaw suffered against Kamaru ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Usman back at UFC 245, claiming the images that surfaced were doctored.

Covington, who has yet to feature since September of last year, last headlined UFC Vegas 11 over 13-months ago — where he turned in a wrestling clinic en route to an eventual fifth round TKO victory over former division champion, Tyron Woodley who suffered a rib injury during a grappling scramble.

The victory marked the Clovis native’s return to the winner’s enclosure for the first time since an eventual fifth round knockout loss to arch-rival, reigning welterweight titleholder, Usman in the main event of UFC 245 back in December 2019.

During the close back-and-forth, Covington was heard remarking to then American Top Team cornerman, Conan Silveira that he may have suffered a broken jaw in the second round of his headliner with Usman.

However, speaking with ESPN MMA recently ahead of his championship rematch with ONX Labs trainee, Usman next week, Covington claimed that he did not suffer a broken jaw, and that “trolls” had doctored images because they don’t like his success or him.

It was one of the worse Photoshops — let me say — in the history of this sport,” Covington said. “Someone went and took an image off Google. They put my name on it, ‘Colby Covington.’ And first off, if you ever see an x-ray film, it never will read your name straight across. It’ll look backward. They Photoshopped the image. The front tooth had a cap on it. Do I have caps on my front teeth? I don’t think so.

So it was a bad Photoshop and that’s just the trolls,” Covington explained. “The people that hate me the most because they hate my success. They hate that I’m in this position. They hate that I’m doing better in life than them, so they want to try and discredit me and they want to downplay my accomplishments. The media ran with it.” (H/T MMA Mania)


Ross Markey

An MMA fan since 2011 and covering the sport since 2016, Ross Markey has built himself into a top journalist in combat sports.

First catching on to MMA and the UFC in particular back when Brock Lesnar fought Shane Carwin, and even more so when he fought Alistair Overeem back in 2011, Ross really became enchanted with the sport from late-2013-2014 onwards.

He initially began covering MMA in tandem with football back in June 2016 just as he was finishing school. The first real event he covered on his own personal blog was UFC 200 in July of that year during international fight week. His content consisted of previews and event and results recaps. In between jobs, Ross produced content on the side before transitioning to a full-time position back in early 2019.

He initially started creating content on his own blog back in June of 2016, before becoming a staff writer, lead writer, and editor for websites such as MMA Motion, Combat Insiders, Fight Bananas, FightPost, Severe MMA, MMA Power Hour, FightBook MMA, LowKick MMA, and of course, Current MMA.

Back in 2019, Ross received the award Top Journalist of 2019 for FightBook MMA, before he was then promoted to the website's lead writer. Following a six-month period at MMA Power Hour, he was also employed as a junior editor for the company. Throughout his time in the industry, he has interviewed the likes of Colby Covington, Rhys McKee, Pedro Carvalho, Felicia Spencer, Eryk Anders, Jussier Formiga, Danni Neilan, Frans Mlambo, Alex Lohore, Blaine O'Driscoll, Modestas Bukauskas, Ross Houston, Jon Fitch, and Richie Smullen.

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