A large Muslim population reside in the country and there have been a number of personal insults between Nurmagomedov and McGregor
Dana White does not believe there would be any problem if Conor McGregor were to show up in Abu Dhabi for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fight with Dustin Poirier.
Nurmagomedov returns to unify his lightweight title against interim champion Poirier in the UFC 242 main event on September 7, and his bitter rival could be in attendance.
In October, Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor to seemingly draw an end to their rivalry.
However, after the fight, he vaulted the cage and attacked members of the Irishman’s corner, while the defeated man was jumped by members of the Russian’s team.
Since then, the tension has failed to simmer and the two men have frequently traded vicious insults.
The situation became even more personal when McGregor tweeted a picture of Nurmagomedov’s wife along with a caption which read: “Your wife is a towel mate.”
UFC boss White does not feel any issues will arise, despite Abu Dhabi’s large Muslim population.
“I don’t think that’s going to be a problem,” White told ESPN.
“I honestly believe in that region they like Conor McGregor, too. I know they take things a little serious when stuff is said. But Khabib won the fight, and I think it’s all just trash talk.
“Obviously [with] Khabib and Conor there’s no love loss. Those guys do not like each other, but it’s part of the business. Culturally, I don’t think so. I would have no problem with Conor showing up to it.”
Kavanagh believes the superstar lost focus after achieving his UFC dreams, but is adamant he is now ready to get the sporting world talking again with his actions inside the cage.