Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Conor McGregor posts picture online working out with Dee Devlin

Conor McGregor posts picture online working out with Dee Devlin

He's calling [Conor out] now and people are getting behind him and it's starting to build, and once it gets to that tipping point, I'm sure we'll see that fight. In fact, president Dana White knows when McGregor will face punishment.

Diaz (19-11) last fought in the UFC in August 2016, when he lost a majority decision in his rematch to Conor McGregor. However, one of the most colorful personalities the promotion has ever seen could finally be making his return this summer, and that's where we will begin our look at some of the biggest UFC headlines for Tuesday, May 1. TMZ additionally reported that McGregor isn't due back in court until June 14. McGregor was stripped of his lightweight title, which Khabib Nurmagomedov claimed with a five-round verdict over Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 main event. A victory against such an opponent could put him back in a bout with McGregor or just a step or two away from a title shot.

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.

"If you do a fight that big, you've got do it in Vegas", he said. "Khabib will fight in Russian Federation at some point, but it wont be that fight".

The UFC is now in the process of attempting to arrange an event in Nurmagomedov's native Russian Federation for the first time, and while there had been speculation that Moscow could play host to a fight between McGregor and the new lightweight champion, White insists that only one venue would make sense. "We talked. It's good", White said at the UFC 223 post-fight presser. "Khabib will fight in Russian Federation at some point, but it won't be that fight. It's too big. Ya gotta do it in Vegas".

ESPN.com reported UFC 227, which takes place August 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, could host Diaz's return.

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