Silva, the former UFC middleweight champion whose United States Anti-Doping Agency suspension for two banned substances expires on November 10, heard about McGregor's interest and is open to fighting McGregor next.
Pettis will have a strong case to fight for the title next if he can get past Ferguson, who is riding a 10-fight winning streak.
After falling just short in his latest conquest to defy the odds, a boxing match against undefeated legend of the squared circle Floyd Mayweather, fans and analysts alike now eagerly await to see what "Mystic Mac" has in store for us this time around at UFC 229. "When we know that they both made weight, they're both mentally wherever they are after these weight cuts going into Saturday".
"This is all part of the s*** that goes on leading up to a fight", White said. McGregor is so unbelievably calm in there that it's actually a little bit frightening, and Khabib hasn't really been on a stage of this scale before.
" (Nurmagomedov) knew what he signed up for".
"I don't need to wait for nobody, this is 3 p.m., fans are here, media is here", Nurmagomedov said. I have to go make weight. I'm going to take his head off.
In the video below, one of McGregor's crew can be heard shouting "hey, open the f-king door", while people on the bus shout "what the f-k is wrong with him", as McGregor is seen grabbing a metal bin and attempting to throw it at the bus. I'm only a few minutes late. However, this time McGregor's verbal jabs weren't just aimed at his opponent in Saturday's megafight, but also the Russian lightweight champion's manager.
"I have to be careful with him", Nurmagomedov said.
Nurmagomedov, though, referenced McGregor's grandfather's time with the British Merchant Navy. I did not plan this, I tried to get here. He doesn't want to be around me, he doesn't want to be around these people. When the bout was announced back in August, Khabib opened as a -200 favorite, while McGregor was listed at +160.
"I don't care, he can call me anything - I don't give a [expletive]", replied Abdelaziz, who also has several other MMA fighters, including Frankie Edgar, Cody Garbrandt and Fabricio Werdum, in the stable at his management company, Dominance.
So as for those two true outcomes, it looks like either McGregor knocks out Nurmagomedov in short order, or the Russian gets the fight to the ground and dominates for as long as he wants to.
Their bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this weekend has been billed as the biggest in the UFC's history and McGregor is looking to make a statement against the person who succeeded him as 155lb champion.
"There will never be peace here".
That's the lowest you can go?