Colby Covington fell into a “fake stoppage” by referee Marc Goddard after falling to a fifth loss to Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 245.
Usman retained the welterweight title in Las Vegas after a series of violent shots in the final round, Goddard forcing to stop the process with Covington sent to the canvas as the Nigerian continued to strike strikes on his head.
UFC 245 RESULTS: Usman ends Covington
Covington suffered from a broken jaw but angered Goddard’s decision and reached out to social media to ease his frustration.
In a Twitter post, former interim champion Covington tweeted: “Normally people do their f-ing in the bedroom, not the octagon @ marcgoddard_uk!
“I go there to kill or to kill, to rob me, to rob the people of a fair fight, you have to be ashamed of yourself.” “Fake shot shot”.
The bump in the race was characterized by a bitter word war between Covington and Usman, who is in a winning streak of 15 fights.
Usman, 16-1 years old in his UFC career, said in an interview after his death: “I’ve been listening all week, all month since the fight was signed,” Colby’s head, Colby’s, Colby’s that.
“The reason I’m the best in the world is because my mind is stronger than everyone in the division.
“I give him his props, he was tough as a nail, I get caught sometimes, but my mind is stronger than all those guys, I can dominate, I keep going.”