Tyron Woodley broken rib X-ray, Colby Covington trash talk, Donald Trump, Dana White, Vegas 11

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has revealed his fight against Colby Covington ended with a gruesome broken rib in the main fight of UFC’s Vegas 11 Fight Night.

While Covington was dominant throughout the fight having won every round on the scorecards, it looked as though it could go the distance when early in the fifth round Woodley had Covington in a standing guillotine hold but Covington took it to the mat when Woodley shouted “I’ve hurt my rib”.

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He laid on the canvas for some time while doctors tended to him and Covington celebrated the win.

He was soon helped out of the octagon and taken to hospital.

He initially told ESPN UFC reporter Ariel Helwani that his rib “popped out” but scans showed that it was more serious that first thought with a clean break.

Woodley said “it was the most pain ever”.

It was a big loss for Woodley who has lost three straight fights with UFC president Dana White even saying he thinks the former champ should retire.

“I think he should start thinking about hanging it up,” White said. “He’s had a great career. He’s made his money.

“We all get old, man. This happens to the best of us. Woodley’s had a good career. He’s been a champion. He’s been around awhile. He had a good run in Strikeforce, too.”

Covington rubbed in the victory as well.

An outspoken fan of US president Donald Trump and proudly sporting a “Make America Great Again” cap, the president even interrupted Covington’s post match press conference to congratulate the 32-year-old fighter.

The war of words between the men also continued after the fight with Covington taking a few more shots at Woodley.

Covington slammed the Black Lives Matter movement, labelling Woodley a “communist”, saying “he hates America” and taking aim at “woke athletes” and calling LeBron James a “spineless coward”.

Of the pre-fight war of words and post fight outburst, White said “I saw it a f***ing mile away” but wouldn’t step in.

“My point in saying that is we’ve never stopped anybody from expressing themselves and saying how they feel,” White explained. “My philosophy is always this is a fight. People are gonna say mean s*** to each other. It’s like, ‘they shouldn’t be allowed to say that.’ They’re gonna f***ing punch each other in the face tomorrow. This is the fight game. I don’t believe in all that.”

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Colby Covington defeated Tyron Woodley, Donald Trump call, result, news, video,

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington demolished Tyron Woodley with a fifth-round stoppage in the main event on Sunday’s Vegas fight night.

Then he delivered one of the most bizarre post-fight interviews in history as he was interrupted by a phone call from US President Donald Trump.

16-2 Covington – a massive fan of Trump – was mid-sentence talking about the result when a member of his team handed him a phone with Trump on the line.

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Covington said: “Oh the POTUS (President of the United States) is calling me! Mr President!”

Then, while wearing a signed red Trump hat, Covington turned on his phone’s speaker so everyone could hear the President speak.

Trump told him: “You are a great fighter, man. Outstanding. You make it look so easy. I don’t know how you do that. Congratulations.

“I wanted to watch that fight tonight. I wanted to watch it. You were great.”

Covington said: “Thankyou so much Mr President. You gave me the dragon energy when you shook my hand on Sunday at your rally. It doesn’t matter if King Kong was in front of me, I was not going to lose after getting to shake your hand.”

“You weren’t going to lose,” Trump replied.

The President continued: “He’s a strong looking guy, he’s a tough guy. He’s a great fighter, he’s a champ. And that was easy work, relatively easy work for you. I’m proud of you man, I’m proud of you.

“I just made a big speech, I had 35,000 people. I said ‘I’ve got to get home now and watch Colby.’”

It’s not the first strange interaction between the duo. The pair met up last weekend and filmed a video for social media in which Covington appeared to try and kiss Trump’s hand after a handshake, only to change his mind.

Covington also posted on social media after the fight, thanking Trump for his support.


Main Card

Colby Covington defeated Tyron Woodley via TKO (R5, 1:19)

Donald Cerrone drew with Niko Price via majority draw (29-17, 28-28 x 2)

Khamzat Chimaev defeated Gerald Meerschaert via TKO (R1, 0:17)

Johnny Walker defeated Ryan Spann via TKO (R1, 2:43)

Mackenzie Dern defeated Randa Markos via submission (R1, 3:44)

Kevin Holland defeated Darren Stewart via split decision (28-29, 29-28 x 2)

Preliminary Card

David Dvorak defeated Jordan Espinosa via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

Damon Jackson defeated Mirsad Bektic via submission (R3, 1:21)

Mayra Bueno Silva defeated Mara Romero Borella via submission (R1, 2:29)

Jessica-Rose Clark defeated Sarah Alpar via TKO (R3, 4:21)

Darrick Minner defeated T.J. Laramie via submission (R1, 0:52)

Randy Costa defeated Journey Newson via KO (R1, 0:41)

Andre Ewell defeated Irwin Rivera via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)

Tyson Nam defeated Jerome Rivera via TKO (R2, 0:34)

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