Conor McGregor tweeted Thursday that he “accepted the UFC offer” to fight Dustin Poirier but insisted that “it must happen in 2020.”
Ariel Helwani reacts to Conor McGregor’s willingness to fight Dustin Poirier, but only if it happens in 2020. (1:01)
Conor McGregor is closer to returning to the Octagon than he has been in months.
McGregor tweeted Thursday that he “accepted the UFC offer” to fight Dustin Poirier. Sources close to McGregor confirmed it as well.
But while McGregor accepted the rematch against Poirier, whom he beat at UFC 178 in 2014 via TKO, he insisted that “it must happen in 2020.”
UFC had offered the fight to McGregor two weeks ago for UFC 257 — the Jan. 23 pay-per-view event.
McGregor asked UFC to book the fight on either the Nov. 21 or Dec. 12 pay-per-view card. Sources said McGregor’s team is now awaiting a reply from UFC on its counteroffer.
Hello Dustin! I accepted the @ufc offer to fight you, but told them it must happen in 2020. I’m ready for Nov 21st, given that cards recent injury issues, as well as any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th. I’ll also still donate the $500k to The Good Fight Foundation 🙏 https://t.co/23hN4AHtoI — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 8, 2020
Poirier told ESPN that he would be willing to fight McGregor on…
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