The morning after Dana White told Fox Sports viewers he was "disgusted" by the scenes following Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov's fight at UFC 229, he cut a much more ebullient figure.
The pay-per-view figures were rolling in he told TMZ with a smile on his face. They were "way over two million".
Figures like that make a rematch between the two seem highly likely. McGregor is also keen for it to happen, according to his coach, John Kavanagh.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan, though, is not so keen.
"There’s all this talk about a Conor rematch cause financially that would be a fantastic fight, right?" Rogan said on his podcast.
Financially. But when you look at what happened, that was a dominant victory. There was one round where Conor did pretty good, the third round. Other than that, Khabib just sort of dominated him.
Dropped him in the second, beat the fucking shit out of him in the fourth and the third was the round where Conor did pretty good cause most of was standing up. But it wasn’t like he won it running away. It wasn’t like he blasted him in the body and had him hurt. There was nothing like that. He edged him.
The co-main event at UFC 229 was a bloodbath between Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis with the former emerging the winner. A title fight between Ferguson and Khabib is the one Rogan wants to see. Though, he can see the rationale for Khabib vs McGregor 2.
"I guess you could say that’s sort of what happened in the Nate Diaz fight and Conor came back and won the rematch. This is the argument.
"Conor was rusty, he’s out of the cage for two years, he gets back in, let’s do [a rematch] and then financially I mean, Jesus Christ, it was the biggest fight of all time. They’re saying it was above 2.4 million pay-per-view buys, which is fucking bananas. So that’s huge. If they could talk people into a rematch, I get it.
"But I don’t want to see that. I want to see Tony [Ferguson]. I want to see Tony and Khabib."