McGregor's rematch with Poirier won't be for the lightweight title, but the "Notorious" is expected to face a tricky obstacle in the form of Oliveira.
"If you are talking about strategy, what I want for both of us is that we are dripping blood, hurting, and suffering at the beginning of the fight".
Nurmagomedov explained at the time that the reason for his decision was the absence of his father, Abdulmanap, who died a year ago after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
"I listened to everything Conor said and thought about it too much", added Poirier. McGregor said: "How you could walk away at this stage is baffling to me".
"There's so many fights out there. I was not surprised to see him scurry away". Even to carry on around the Tony (Ferguson) situation - I don't care about nothing. "I don't think Dana's going to be bouncing in to throw me a belt straight away with the way the year went and I understand that". I want to be bleeding in the first minute of the first round, "said the American, to 'This Past Weekend'". I'm not gonna get caught up in the politics of this business. I think maybe the next bout is fair.
"Whether he can apply them all or not is what we're going to find out this year, but as far as technical ability, Charles Oliveira is the guy in this division".
A video posted to White's Twitter account on Friday serves as a massive hint that Nurmagomedov could be in line to fight again.