Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Edson Barboza in a dominant performance on Saturday night.
This led to calls for Nurmagomedov to get a title shot against Conor McGregor ahead of interim champion Tony Ferguson.
McGregor was quick to take to Twitter and give his thoughts on a possible match up with Nurmagomedov and wanting to be paid what he feels he is worth.
That Dagestani was dog shit the other night you's are all nuts. Game full of sloppy bums asking to be slept. Pay me my worth and Kings back.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 1, 2018
Dana White has responded by saying the UFC will go on successfully with or without McGregor.
Speaking on FOX Sports Undisputed programme, White said, “If Conor McGregor fights next year, that’ll be awesome, if Conor McGregor doesn’t fight, the UFC is going to go on.”
“I’ve been hearing this since 2003. ‘What are you going to do when Chuck Liddell’s gone? What are you going to do when Georges St-Pierre leaves? You’re in big trouble when Anderson Silva’s gone! The list goes on and on. Ronda Rousey.
Last year was the best in the company’s history. So we’re going to keep finding new talent and putting on the best fights in the world. That’s what we’re going to continue to do, with or without anybody.”