Speaking at the post-fight press conference, the former lightweight champion looked to align himself for a welterweight title showdown with Tyron Woodley. The Brazilian insisted that he would wait for the champion to return from shoulder surgery to get a crack at him if necessary.
Another one of the welterweight division’s title contenders, Covington, lambasted dos Anjos and Woodley on Twitter following the event. After describing Lawler as a “broken man,” Covington floated the idea of facing dos Anjos in Brazil for the interim title.
Sad performance by the JV Squad on FOX for #UFCWinnipeg . RDA couldn't even finish a broken old man! Tyrones faking injuries. I'm here to make this division great again. @RdosAnjosMMA step up and defend that #dump you call home & fight me for the interim title you #FilthyAnimal— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) December 17, 2017
After Covington’s comments were read to him at the post-fight press conference, dos Anjos poked fun at Covington’s social media game and claimed that he “beat nobody.”
“I have no comments about that guy, man,” said dos Anjos.
“That guy has 6,000 followers on Twitter. He’s just talking crap about people and he showed nothing on the division. He beat nobody.
“He beat Demian Maia, but Demian Maia looked really bad when he fought Demian, and I have no comments on that guy.”