Woodley’s fight was waved off in the fifth spherical of his headliner reverse Covington this earlier Saturday at UFC APEX. The ex-champ cried out in discomfort soon after placing up a guillotine choke, and he lay on the mat afterward as officers tended to him.
An X-ray of Woodley’s torso, obtained on Sunday by MMA Preventing, seems to exhibit a terribly broken rib.
Woodley told ESPN.com he experienced popped his rib previously in the fight, and when he attempted to use the guillotine to stand, it popped out again.
“It was the most suffering at any time,” he mentioned.
White has consistently clashed with Woodley all through the former champ’s reign as titleholder. Woodley when demanded a public apology soon after the promoter tore apart his general performance in a title defense against Demian Maia.
On Thursday, Woodley appeared at a push conference for UFC Vegas 11 and answered every problem by such as the phrase Black Lives Subject. The accumulating originally was scheduled to characteristic both Woodley and Covington on the identical stage, but White said he selected to independent them due to the fact he needed to attribute the fighters on the preliminary card.
Just after the fight, Woodley explained he didn’t know “what the f**k took place” in the battle and vowed to dust himself off and go on. With a broken rib, he’s probable to experience a medical suspension that will give him time to regroup.