Conor McGregor could well take on bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley, according to Dana White.
It comes after the UFC president confirmed a rematch between the two superstars is unlikely to happen in Moscow, despite pleas from ‘The Notorious’.
McGregor returned to the octagon on Saturday night at the T-Mobile to face Donald Cerrone and took just 40 seconds to obliterate ‘Cowboy’ at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Although the 31-year-old has accrued enough pulling power to dictate where, who and when he fights next, White insists the rematch with Khabib would be the biggest fight in the UFC’s 26-year history.
The State of Nevada as a whole benefits from McGregor fighting – as the $11million gate from UFC 246 suggests. But given how Nurmagomedov vowed to never fight in Sin City again after their first meeting in 2018, other options are currently be ing explored.
White said: “The rematch is not happening in Moscow – for many, many reasons.
“It either goes to the UK, New York, Dallas or here.
“Vegas is always the best place but Khabib is not a big Vegas fan because of what happened last time. It could be Wembley Stadium, where they had 90,000 people for the Anthony Joshua fights, or Cardiff, where they have a roof on the stadium.”
McGregor last fought in his home city of Dublin in 2014 when he knocked out Diego Brandao in just one round after 11 months away from the sport with a knee injury.
Given his star power, the likelihood of fighting on foreign soil depends solely on whether or not the former two-weight world champion fancies leaving the financial security of Vegas.
But it seems as though there is only location he would consider.
He said: “If there is a stadium show in Europe, it is happening in Ireland.
“I love the UK but I’ve been asking for a stadium show in Ireland since the beginning. I would love to compete in Ireland, in my hometown.
“Why is Dana against the Khabib fight in Moscow?
“What a place, it would be like a Rocky movie. I am more Russian than Khabib, so I’d love to go there.”