Khabib Nurmagomedov is set for a dramatic retirement U-turn with a potential Conor McGregor rematch in the pipeline.
"Basically, the way that he feels now is he's accomplished everything he set out to accomplish," Dana White said.
"He thought that Oliveira looked really good in his last fight against Tony Ferguson. So next Saturday we've got the McGregor - Poirier fight.
"So his words to me were 'I'm going to watch this fight, I would never tie up the division, I would never tie up the division, hold the belt and keep the belt from anyone else.
"These guys do something spectacular, show me something spectacular, and make me want to come back and fight'.