Nate Diaz discussing potential August return to the Octagon

Nate Diaz discussing potential August return to the Octagon

And while fans want to see that fight happen, White says it's not going to happen anytime soon.

Okamoto notes that UFC president Dana White would not provide any details on the reported discussions. Ronda Rousey is a full-time WWE wrestler now, Jon Jones remains unable to fight and it's anybody's guess when McGregor will fight again after he attacked a bus transporting fighters prior to UFC 223 in April.

Irish athlete Conor McGregor is now considered one of the most popular fighters in the UFC. He's got to be punished by the law first. But more than that, who should is first opponent be upon his return?

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Conor McGregor has shared a picture on Instagram showing him working out with his partner, Dee Devlin while their child plays in the background.

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"We'll see what happens".

If Nurmagomedov is still champion by the time the dust settles on the McGregor situation, one would expect that the UFC would immediately book a fight between the undefeated champion and McGregor.

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Getting the 33-year-old back would be a big boost for UFC, which needs all of the marquee stars it can get at the moment.

White has repeatedly said that the UFC will look to go to Russian Federation for an event, however, the UFC chief said that Nurmagomedov will not fight McGregor there if the Dubliner returns to the promotion.

White says if he does ever fight Nurmagomedov, it will NOT go down in Russian Federation, which is where Khabib is lined up to appear at some point. "Khabib will fight in Russian Federation at some point, but it won't be that fight". White made it clear, however, that a fight of that magnitude could only take place in one city. Presumably, the fight will take place in Las Vegas. "It's too big. You've got to do it in Vegas". So lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov isn't expected to be an option, either.

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