Khabib Nurmagomedov is still interested in that mega-fight with Georges St-Pierre.
The Canadian superstar retired earlier this year after failing to strike a deal with UFC for a bout against Nurmagomedov.
But the UFC lightweight king is hoping to tangle with 'GSP' in 2020 after two defences of his title.
Nurmagomedov is slated to face interim-UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in September at UFC 242 and his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, is expecting him to make a quick turnaround by having a fight in December, before wanting to take on St-Pierre in the new year.
"He gave me very specific instructions," Nurmagomedov's manager said about his future.
"He said he wants to fight Sept. 7 and again in December. And if [former welterweight champion] Georges St-Pierre can figure things out with the UFC by April, that's the deal. He would like that fight in April.
"The lightweight division has a lot of contenders, and we need to keep the division going.
"Khabib has done this before. He fought [Edson Barboza], Al [Iaquinta] and Conor [McGregor] in less than one year [from December 2017 to October 2018]. If it can be Georges in April, he would love that fight. If not, it can be any contender."
A fight between Nurmagomedov and St-Pierre has been mooted, though a match-up failed to transpire.
St-Pierre subsequently called it a day but Team Nurmagomedov are hoping to lure him out of retirement for a huge bout in 2020.
Nurmagomedov vs. St-Pierre in 2020? Watch this space.