Those health problems are almost resolved, and now GSP is looking to take on the victor of McGregor-Khabib ... if the UFC will let him.
That led to charges for McGregor, who escaped a jail term and criminal record after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, paving the way for the bout against Nurmagomedov.
"If it's a money fight, pay me the money", Nurmagomedov said. Nurmagomedov (26-0) won the title in April at UFC 223 against last minute challenger Al Iaquinta in a dominating performance that ended with a unanimous decision.
McGregor never defended either belt.
Around this time past year, McGregor was in Los Angeles alongside Floyd Mayweather at a massive press event.
The highly anticipated match-up was announced on Friday after months of speculation, and has already been dubbed the "biggest fight in UFC history" by the head of the promotion, Dana White.
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Those include a September 8 pay-per-view card in Dallas headlined by the Tyron Woodley-Darren Till welterweight title fight and a December 29 card in Las Vegas likely to feature a fight between women's champions Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes, although negotiations continue.
Well Diaz, the biggest rival of McGregor's career, was none too pleased regarding the lightweight title bout announcement.
"It's time to go, so it's time to go", Diaz said.
In the immediate aftermath of McGregor's bus attack, White, one of the 30-year-old's biggest supporters, cast doubt on his UFC future. He blamed an unspecified lawsuit as a reason he was gone from the UFC for so long.
"No, I think that Conor came out and did what he did and didn't expect the results that happened", White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto. Fight fans were waiting from so long for this fight to be official, and in fact, it will generate massive PPV record, which is now held by Mcgregor vs. Nate Diaz rematch at UFC 202.
Why? First of all, there's the fact that Nurmagomedov now carries around the lightweight championship belt.