Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor II, anybody? It then appeared that members of Nurmagomedov's camp entered the Octagon and attacked McGregor. McGregor attempted to go over the fence as well but was restrained by security.
The scenes that followed UFC 229 were pretty unimaginable.
"If he gets suspended, it depends how long it is but yeah he will probably get stripped if it's a long suspension", White said in the aftermath of Saturday's carnage.
It comes a day after he wrote: "Good knock". Once on Sunday, with the relatively harmless message, "Looking forward to the rematch". "They are withholding Khabib's purse, they are not withholding Conor McGregor's".
Firstly, there's the uncertainty over Nurmagomedov's status before potential sanctions are announced.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell was furious after witnessing the chaos after the fight. It's up in the air whether he'll even be able to fight in Nevada again.
"Then we'll see number one contender Tony Ferguson face somebody else for the vacant title".
Happy, indeed, especially after what took place after the fight.
As he already said, McGregor's found himself in a war with Nurmagomedov. Despite Khabib's dominant performance at Saturday's PPV, in which McGregor tapped out in the fourth round, the Irish superstar is already campaigning for a rematch against the undefeated Lightweight champ.
GSP also previously told RT: "It has to be win, win, win situation..." If one guy wants to do it because he has something to gain by fighting the other guy.
"We knew some things could happen after this fight, so we had everything in place to make sure that didn't happen", White said.
This is perhaps the most obvious next step for McGregor. Those two have been lined up three different times to fight and it hasn't happened.
Many believe that McGregor had crossed the line from trash talking to bigotry before the fight with Nurmagomedov.
The Irishman has said he would gladly give Diaz the trilogy, given he got his own shot at a rematch.
Nurmagomedov apologized after the scrum, and his father has publicly promised to punish him.
McGregor had called Nurmagomedov, who does not drink alcohol because of his Muslim faith, "backwards" because he would not share his Proper Twelve whiskey with him, had branded his father a "quivering coward" and spoke negatively about Dagestan, Khabib's homeland.
The Brazilian reciprocated the complement, telling ESPN: "let's go do this for the fans". "I'm a human being", said the 30-year-old Russian.