Conor McGregor's request to fight Brazilian star Charles Oliveira has already been scuppered by UFC president Dana White.
McGregor has been out of the octagon since breaking his ankle in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July.
The Notorious is currently working hard during his rehabilitation and expects to be fighting fit again by the middle of next year.
What's more, he even has an idea over who his next opponent will be – not that UFC supremo White seems to agree.
Following Oliveira submission win over Poirier in Las Vegas on Saturday, The Notorious sent out a tweet proposing a bout.
Reacting to the 32-year-old's win, McGregor presumptuously tweeted: "So what date am I fighting Oliveira?"
The answer to that question appears to be 'not anytime soon' if White's recent comments are anything to go by.
Former UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje appears next in line for a crack at Do Bronx.
Asked if The Highlight is next for Oliveira, UFC president White replied: "Yeah, it makes sense."
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That spells bad news for McGregor, who last month claimed that he'd be fighting whoever has the lightweight title next.
In a now-deleted tweet, he wrote: "Hi lads, here goes. Clicks and the like. Your boss and what not. The Mac. Santy Claus.
"I’m facing whoever the f*** has that LW title next. Deal with it.
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"Take off your goggles and mark the trilogy 'unfinished'. Deal with that too. The rest mentioned, after this. Deal. With. It."
Oliveira is the holder of the lightweight championship after his win over Poirier, but it appears unlikely he'll face McGregor next.
Even if the pair did meet, Oliveira seems pretty confident that he'd dispatch the Irishman without much cause for concern.
In June he told Esporte: "I never choose opponents. I am always ready to fight. They are two big names in the sport, the lightweights.
"Everyone knows that a fight with Conor has a lot of money and one with Dustin not so much, but they are two great opponents.
"I don’t choose my fights. I will be ready.
"I really believe in my jiu-jitsu against either of them, but something tells me that if I fought them, I would knock them both out. I’m feeling fine."
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