“I think that the best thing for him – I’m not saying this is what’s going to happen – but in my opinion he lets this Gaethje-Khabib fight play out, then he fights the winner,” suggested White.

“I think that’s the smartest move for him.”

White also admitted the mercurial Irishman may still want to get back into the cage earlier, and said the UFC would look to put on an appropriate fight in that situation.

“You know him. Maybe he wants to fight before that and if he does, we can figure something out,” he said.

“But I think that’s the move for him right now.”

Hopefully if he fights before then, he won’t lose. 

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