Khabib Nurmagomedov tips UFC to stage lightweight interim title fight

This means McGregor could fight twice in 2019.

McGregor is now banned from fighting after the Nevada Athletic State Commission (NSAC) gave him a six-month backdated ban for the role he played in the post-fight brawls that marred his UFC 229 loss to Nurmagomedov.

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone is known for being ready to fight anyone at any time and if you remember he said yes' to a short notice fight vs. Mike Perry at UFC 226.

After Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor with a tight neck crank in the fourth round of a wild bout in October 2018, he refused to celebrate and instead leaped over the fence to charge at McGregor's cage-side friend Dillon Danis.

Also punished by the NSAC were two of Nurmagomedov's teammates, Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov, who were fined $25,000 and suspended for one year.

However, White, talking to MMA Junkie on Friday, admitted he would "like to see Conor fight this summer".

McGregor received a six-month suspension, backdated to the day of UFC 229, and a €50,000 (€43,750) fine by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) which will permit him to fight in the Octagon again from April 6.

It started off great ... with Floyd Sr. stickin' and movin' and throwing some pretty quick shots - but, when the other guy started to fight back, it didn't go well for the old man. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor squared off in the ring roughly 1.5 years ago, yet it seems like the talk between the two may never end.

  • Stacy Allen