Moments after the fight came to a close, Khabib Nurmagomedov vaulted out of the cage and attacked Conor McGregor's training partner Dillon Danis, which sparked a massive brawl between his and McGregor's teams.
Twice now, McGregor's taken to social media alluding to the fact he wants another crack at Nurmagomedov.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor II, anybody?
"[Nurmagomedov] has to go before the Nevada commission, and we have to see what's going to happen with Khabib and this whole mess", White said.
"That's what Conor has asked for". I mean Khabib. We'll see how this thing plays out. [Former interim lightweight champion] Tony Ferguson looked unbelievable.
Based on what happened after the fight, a rematch between these two fighters would likely do huge PPV numbers.
Nurmagomedov was due to receive a $2 million guaranteed base salary for the fight, according to figures disclosed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which sanctioned the mixed martial arts bout.
It will also be interesting to hear Joe Rogan's more expanded take on the incidents that occurred following UFC 229 as he seemed to be disgusted at the actions of the parties involved when discussing it on commentary. Nurmagomedov was able to finish McGregor and retain his UFC lightweight title, so what is next for the champ? The NSAC, however, quickly deemed his actions did not warrant freezing his paycheck.
"If you want Khabib", said Rockhold, a former UFC middleweight champion, "he'll want a record-breaking number".
Former middleweight king GSP, 37, would need to cut a huge amount of weight to make a potential fight at 155lbs, but hasn't ruled out the idea completely, indicating earlier this summer he could return to face the victor of UFC 229 - which is now clear. White said the UFC will allow the NSAC to conduct its hearings before making a decision on Nurmagomedov's next fight. He said that the UFC will also hand over footage from the melee to the Atheltic Commission for further investigation into the matter.
"Nobody saw Khabib diving over there".