Khabib Nurmagomedov told the media that a "smash" from his father awaited him when he returned from UFC 229 - and it turns out he might not have been kidding.
Following the incidents at the weekend, Khabib held a press conference in which he apologised for his actions, although he highlighted his disdain for McGregor's antics ahead of the clash which involved an attack on his team bus.
The exciting nature of the fight, and the fact that Ferguson has been on Khabib's radar for so long - including the ill-fated UFC 223 match-up that fell through due to Ferguson's injury - could finally come to fruition, assuming Khabib is not kept out of action for too long through suspension.
"We have to see what happens. can these guys get visas and get back in the country?"
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Early Sunday morning, McGregor was already thinking of a rematch. White said the UFC will allow the NSAC to conduct its hearings before making a decision on Nurmagomedov's next fight.
McGregor also mentioned the name of former middleweight king Anderson Silva before his fight with Nurmagomedov - hailing him as a "legend" of the game and touting the notion that he would be interested in taking on the Brazilian. "And I mean Khabib", White said. Is he just gonna get tooled and we have to scratch our heads and go "shit what are we gonna do here". "Now he has to go before the Nevada commission". I wanted him to win because I'm exhausted of seeing that type of style win.
He added that what happens in the ring should - quite literally - stay there: "You do whatever you want in the Octagon but outside this is the border of civilians where there are children, women and strangers".
For the Russian fighter, the disciplinary issue will take precedence before he can consider any next steps. That's the spectacle. But I am categorically against fighting outside the octagon.
"Over the octagon should be a peaceful existence". There's going to be God knows what. Despite Khabib's dominant performance at Saturday's PPV, in which McGregor tapped out in the fourth round, the Irish superstar is already campaigning for a rematch against the undefeated Lightweight champ.