“I don’t have a problem with him. I don’t have a problem with Covington,” White said at the UFC 245 post-fight press conference (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting). “I’d love to do him and [Tyron] Woodley next. That would be a fun fight, but if he has a broken jaw, he ain’t going to be around for a minute. After a war like this, he’s going to have to go rest, take care of himself for a while and then we’ll see what he wants to do.”
Woodley and Covington have been linked together for potential bouts in the past, but they never came to fruition.
Covington suffered a jaw injury at the event and White would like to see that heal up before figuring out what’s next for him.
“Listen, I’ve dealt with his type a million times in the last 20 years,” White said. “You can tell he’s not happy that tonight did not go as he planned. He came out with a game plan, whatever the hell he had going on in his mind that he was going to do or whatever was going to happen and Usman stomped all over that. We’ll let this kid go back, heal up and figure out what’s next.”
The former welterweight champion hasn’t competed since UFC 235, where he lost the title to the aforementioned Usman.