- According to Abdelaziz, UFC president Dana White extended the offer to both Nurmagomedov and Gaethje, who are fighting for the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 254. Both fighters are managed by Abdelaziz.
- Nurmagomedov supposedly rejected the idea, while calling McGregor “human trash.” Abdelaziz also put the Khabib-McGregor rematch to bed, declaring it “dead.”
- McGregor and Nurmagomedov first fought in 2018 at UFC 229, with the latter winning via fourth-round submission. A post-fight brawl also ensued between the two teams. The event, however, remains to be the most lucrative in UFC history, averaging 2.4 million PPV buys.