UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has revealed that he suffered a pretty significant injury prior to his second fight against Colby Covington — this and much more on Friday's social media roundup.
Kamaru Usman reveals he suffered a broke hand injury before his second fight against Colby Covington
Just when you thought that Kamaru Usman's second victory over Colby Covington couldn't get any more impressive, Usman has now revealed that he suffered a broken hand injury prior to the bout.
Usman revealed in an interview that three weeks before the bout against Covington, Usman broke his hand whilst punching someone in the head. The person's head who Usman broke his hand on was of course Justin Gaethje.
This really does go to show just how much Usman has improved over the last few years that he was unable to throw a shot with his broken hand until a day before the fight and he still won convincingly.
It will certainly be interesting to see how Colby Covington reacts to this news from Usman.
What is Lauren Murphy thankful for?
To celebrate Thanksgiving, Lauren Murphy lightheartedly posted to Instagram what she is thankful for.
Lauren Murphy’s Thanksgiving post ------ pic.twitter.com/xf1E5Kn3aw— wholesomeMMA (@wholesome_mma) November 25, 2021
Diego Sanchez hospitalised with pneumonia COVID
Former UFC fighter Diego Sanchez has been hospitalised after suffering with pneumonia COVID-19.
Everyone at Fightful sends our best wishes to Diego at this time.
Pneumonia Covid never give up pic.twitter.com/QshVGYiUvW— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) November 26, 2021
Tyson Fury claps back at Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury has taken to Twitter to call Anthony Joshua a "mug" after Joshua criticised Deontay Wilder for having no game plan in his fight against Fury.
irony of this mug. https://t.co/AMnqUnI23b— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) November 25, 2021
Relive one of the most brutal finishes in UFC history
Take a look at the clip below and watch one of the most brutal finishes you will ever see in the UFC.
Those are some of the most brutal elbow strikes you will ever see!
Good morning pic.twitter.com/9MvIc44SmI— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) November 25, 2021
Official UFC 270 poster revealed
The official poster for UFC 270 which will be headlined by a huge heavyweight title fight between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane has finally been revealed.
Petr Yan teases fight against T.J. Dillashaw
Due to Aljamain Sterling seemingly suffering injury after injury, it seems like Petr Yan has had enough of waiting around.
Earlier this week, Yan teased a fight against T.J. Dillashaw on Twitter.
Bryce Mitchell to face Edson Barboza in a huge featherweight bout
Rising star Bryce Mitchell has his next fight booked, and it is a tough one against UFC veteran Edson Barboza.
Dan Hooker wants to fight The Korean Zombie
Earlier this week, Dan Hooker posted a video on social media of him making 145 pounds in a test weight cut.
Hooker has now revealed that he wants to fight The Korean Zombie at featherweight.
Colby Covington calls Khamzat Chimaev a "hype job"
Top UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington has had some strong words to say about rising UFC star Khamzat Chimaev.
In a recent interview, Covington called Chimaev a "hype job" and revealed he is open to fighting him.