Conor McGrgor Agrees to Fight Dustin Poirier in January

Jack Ol
Thu Oct,2020
Conor McGrgor Agrees to Fight Dustin Poirier in January MMA

Conor McGregor recently revealed that he is coming out of retirement and has agreed to a bout against Dustin Poirier. The former two-division champ initially asked the UFC president Dana White to fix a date in 2020 but has accepted to fight in early 2021 as no date was available in 2020.

Conor later announced that the fight will take place on January 23 but has asked the UFC boss to set the venue at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. 

"I accept, Jan 23rd is on! My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium. Proper Style! Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd. I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans! Then Manny." 

McGregor tweeted.

The Diamond retweeted with a green signal and asked the Notorious in which weight class he wants to fight. Poirier wrote:

Close to home for me on my birthday weekend! What weight?

Dana also talked about the fight situation before Conor's agreement and revealed that the fight was “either take it or Leave it” approach. UFC boss told ESPN MMA reporter Brett Okamoto:

"We offered him a fight, we got him his own date. We didn't have a date this year. We have everything laid out for this year, with world champions fighting for titles. "He's been offered Dustin Poirier on January 23. It's a yes or no answer."

The former lightweight champion also hinted about his boxing match against Manny Pacquiao after the bout against Dustin. McGregor defeated Poirier when the two first met at UFC 178 in September 2014.