A victorious Covington would get interviewed on the ESPN+ post-fight show, which had UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman as a part of the panel.
The current champion and the former champion would have the following exchange, which would lead to security getting between them (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting):
“You’re standing here and you’re kind of talking now, when did your balls drop?” Usman said.
“The only thing you’re losing faster than your hairline is that Power Ranger belt. Stop faking injuries. You’re out for eight months with a hernia injury. It takes six weeks to recover. Stop faking injuries. You’re the Tyron Woodley 2.0,” Covington said. “You get a call from the President today? That’s right, you’re a loser. No one gives a s—t about you. Everybody came to see me. Shut your mouth and listen to the champ.”
“He sucks. Where’s he good? He beat my sloppy seconds after I already beat them,” Covington shouted. “He beat guys that were left for dead. Rafael dos Anjos, Demian Maia, I left them for dead. He came and picked up the scraps after me. He’s a joke. He’s following in my footsteps.”
“It’s a possibility tonight,” Usman said. “He talks big cause there’s security in front of him.”
That last comment by Usman is when the security stepped between the two fighters, making sure that nothing physical would take place.
UFC President Dana White did state that a win for Covington would get him a shot at the UFC Welterweight Title, so a bout between Covington and Usman is seemingly on tap.