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Colby Covington suffers broken jaw at UFC 245, rips referee Marc Goddard for ‘fake’ stoppage

Colby Covington will go home without the UFC welterweight title and instead spent his Saturday night at the hospital receiving treatment following his fifth round TKO loss to Kamaru Usman.

Between the third and fourth rounds, Covington went to his corner and told his coaches that he believed he suffered a broken jaw. A replay seemed to show a punch connecting from Usman that snapped Covington’s head around, which likely caused the damage.

Covington was then transported for treatment afterwards and UFC officials later released a statement saying “following an addendum medical report completed regarding Colby Covington, it has been determined that he has suffered a non-displaced midline mandible fracture.”

Injured or not, Covington still took to Twitter to rip referee Marc Goddard for what he believed was a poor stoppage as he was holding onto a leg after Usman dropped him to the canvas in the fifth and final round.

He also took issue with how Goddard dealt with an eye poke and a low blow during the fight, which obviously got under Covington’s skin.

“Normally people do their f*cking in the bedroom, not the Octagon,” Covington wrote. “Marc Goddard, I go in there to kill or be killed. You robbed me of that. You robbed the people of a fair fight.

“You should be ashamed of yourself. Fake nut shot. Fake eye poke. Fake stoppage. Fake ref.”

Immediately after the fight was stopped, Covington jumped to his feet and protested the stoppage and then bolted from the Octagon before the official decision was read.

While the result didn’t go his way, Covington promised that he’s far from finished.

“Just a kid from Oregon chasing the American Dream,” Covington wrote on Instagram. “Working hard and earning everything in my life the hard way since day one. I put myself out there in front of the world to kill or be killed. Marc Godard robbed me tonight with piss poor officiating. He let my opponent fake injuries for extra time and stopped the fight early.

“Just like America, my will and spirit can never be broken. Speed bumps can’t slow me down. You people ain’t seen nothing yet.”

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