- Covington called BLM a “complete sham,” while also ridiculing the Nigerian roots of welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. White, however, says he saw nothing racist about them.
- White also doubled down on his previous statement about promoting free speech in the UFC and not banning fighters from speaking their mind.
- Meanwhile, the UFC’s primary apparel sponsor Reebok condemned Covington’s remarks. The company also vocalized its support for Black Lives Matter.