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I Knew Straight Away It Was Bad: Colby Covington Reveals Shocking Foot Injury That Caused Him The Loss vs. Leon Edwards At UFC 296

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Saikat Banerjee
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A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat Banerjee is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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It has been nearly two months since Colby Covington locked horns against Leon Edwards, and now, the UFC welterweight superstar has come forward with some striking revelations regarding the fight.

“Chaos” faced Edwards in the main event of UFC 296 on 16th December last year, with Edwards putting his Welterweight championship on the line. After losing twice to former champion Kamaru Usman, it was the third time Covington was having a shot at the 170-pound belt, but the former interim champ once again suffered a defeat, this time via a unanimous decision against “Rocky”.

Aside from the disappointing loss, Covington was also at the receiving end of some heavy criticism from the fans and pundits, who claimed that Covington was too much lackluster in putting up his best performance. However, there was more to the story, as almost two months since the loss, Covington has finally come out into the light to drop some counterarguments towards all the criticism he has been facing.

Colby Covington claims he broke his foot at the start of the fight

Speaking to Submission Radio, Covington revealed that he had suffered a fracture in his foot right at the start of the contest against Edwards, along with some X-Ray images of the fracture, which he cites as the primary reason for his defeat that night.

“The result wasn’t what I wanted,” said Covington. “It wasn’t my night, but I broke my foot right away and couldn’t plant or explode off of it to use the pressure and wrestling I planned to use. I didn’t want to disclose this information until I had to X-rays back home…I knew straight away it was bad because it was the first kick I threw. It landed right on his elbow.”

While Covington recovers away from the cage, the 170-pound contender aims to be back to making headline fights.

“Thankfully it wasn’t displaced, so I didn’t have to get surgery…Eight to twelve weeks of healing and then probably another three to four weeks of getting my footing back…I’ll be back by in no time, by summer for sure I’ll be back and ready to main event, headline, do the biggest and best business with the UFC,” he added. [H/T Middle Easy]

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