UFC Conor McGregor knockout White said: “Tony Ferguson is next line (for Khabib) if he accepts the fight.
“We’ll see how this thing plays out, when Khabib will fight again, and if Tony wants to fight.
“Tony Ferguson gets the next shot, and obviously, if for whatever reason Tony can’t take the fight or doesn’t want to fight at that time, then we would figure out what’s next.
“But yeah, Conor would make a lot of sense.
“Conor McGregor wants that fight really badly, and I’m sure the fans would want to see it.
“So we’ll see how this whole thing plays out.”
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However, light-heavyweight Jon Jones all but confirmed on Twitter that he will make his next title defence on that show in Houston, Texas, against Dominick Reyes.