“I do (think we need more corner stoppages),” White said after the event (via Mike Bohn & John Morgan of MMA Junkie). “I didn’t think his corner was going to let him come out, but that’s between them and their corner. And the ref could’ve stopped that in the fourth, too.”
Smith didn’t just leave the Octagon with a loss, as the fighter was hospitalized after the event with a variety of facial injuries.
White also says that Daniel Cormier, who was commentating at the show, was also unhappy with how the main event went down.
“Us sitting on the outside, it was a little tough to watch,” White said. “Cormier was flipping out. Like, flipping out.”
There is no word at this time as to what is next for Smith, who has won just one of his last three under the UFC banner.