White was asked about the punishment Conor McGregor will receive from the UFC following the attack and speaking to TMZ Sport, the 48-year-old revealed that the company would not be penalising the Dubliner until the ruling from his court case happened.
It sounds like some incredibly lax treatment for a shocking assault that left two fighters injured and unable to compete at April 7's UFC 223, yet McGregor obviously has the money and influence to hire the right lawyers to get him out of trouble.
White is subsequently unsure of when McGregor will return to the octagon, but Nurmagomedov seems likely to be his next opponent when that time arrives. "Back in August of 2017, Diaz's boxing coach Richard Perez said that Diaz will needs "$20-30 million" for the McGregor trilogy. The bus incident took place after a media event ahead of UFC 223 PPV event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
You won't have to search long and hard to find UFC fans that have been clamoring for Nate Diaz to make his return to the fight game, and their prayers may soon be answered.
"Conor turned around to me just after the Mayweather fight and said, "There's talk of me fighting Khabib".
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Diaz and McGregor rematched later that year in Las Vegas for a huge rematch, which remains one of the greatest fights of all time. "It's too big. You gotta do it in Vegas".
"He's looking for a fight that makes sense and that's going to give him a big payday and a lot of hype".
"Khabib will fight in Russian Federation at some point, but it wont be that fight". There was an initial thought that the fight could take place in Nurmagomedov's home country of Russian Federation.