- According to the 32-year-old Smith, he was unable to get out of bed the next day. He needed help from a “whole team” at the UFC Performance Institute to get him to move. Smith was given anti-inflammatory creams before he got to stand up on crutches.
- Smith later revealed he received a fracture on his fibula. However, he isn’t too worried about it and expects it to heal in “4 to 6 weeks.”
- Smith is on a two-fight skid and 1-2 in his last three fights. He last tasted victory in June 2019 against fellow ex-title contender Alexander Gustafsson. Smith won via fourth-round TKO and a $50K bonus for Performance of the Night.