- Masvidal and Covington used to be close friends and training partners. The two began their falling out in 2019 and had been sworn enemies ever since.
- According to Woodley, Masvidal flew all the way to St. Louis, MO from Florida to train. The two had also been long-time training partners.
- The three fighters are all products of the famed American Top Team gym in Florida. Woodley went on to open his own ATT branch in St. Louis while Covington left the gym in May after feuding with some teammates. Masvidal continues to train at ATT under coach Mike Brown.