UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is preparing to defend the gold against former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 217.
However, their initial bout was very close and since then, Pettis has regained his confidence and seems to be returning to his old self, the man who blazed his way through the 155-pound weight class on his route to becoming one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in MMA.
There are a couple of directions that Dana White can take with Conor McGregor next.
As expected, the Tony we believe McGregor was calling out had a rather quick response in the form of a "Grand Theft Auto"-inspired video of sorts".
Ferguson posted the video with the words 'zero fucks, ' 'defend or vacate, ' and 'this is my mat' as the message to McGregor was loud and clear that he wants the match.
"I'm sitting on a loss in my mind, so I'm just seeing what options are there", McGregor told Caroline Pearce at An Evening with Conor McGregor at Glasgow's SEC Armadillo venue. His entire persona on stage he has developed from watching performers like Ric Flair and The Rock. After all, the two organizations have cooperated before, with UFC allowing Ronda Rousey to appear at WrestleMania 31, then a year later WWE-contracted Brock Lesnar fought Mark Hunt at UFC 200.
After suffering a brave knockout at the hands of Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in August, McGregor's manager revealed the UFC is only place for his client to be.
Who do you think would win in a title unification bout between McGregor and Ferguson?
Claims have circulated that "The Notorious" has been flirting with the idea of making an appearance at WrestleMania - possibly even working a match - and several sources have reported that negotiations have already begun. Neither fighter knows how to have a boring fight, and both would have much to gain from a victory here. Now we have an interim champion, and there is starting to be some movement.
"This is something he's always wanted to do. We'll see what the energy is like".