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Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

UFC 245: Colby Covington Blames Marc Goddard For Loss to Kamaru Usman

Covington (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

After being stopped in the fifth and final round of the UFC 245 headliner with Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington has blamed referee Marc Goddard for the defeat.

Usman prompted Goddard’s stoppage in the final round with a series of big punches, which dropped Covington twice. After the defeat, Covington shared out the statement below.

Just a kid from Oregon chasing the American Dream. 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. #ufc245

One judge had Usman ahead 3-1 in rounds heading into round five, one judge had it 3-1 Covington, and the other had it 2-2. If Goddard had not made the decision to stop the fight, the bout would have almost certainly be awarded to Usman, on account of what happened in the final round.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:36 am
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