UFC superstar Conor McGregor revealed that he’s ready to return to the UFC to fight Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier next, and the Irishman also listed the dates he expects the fight might happen. McGregor posted the information on Thursday via social media in response to Poirier’s question from the prior day about their planned rematch.
McGregor posted, “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.”
So it looks like McGregor vs. Poirier 2 is happening before the end of the year. All that’s left now is for the UFC to announce the official date.
McGregor Waiting on UFC To Decide Date for Megafight
According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, McGregor is waiting for the UFC to decide which of the dates works best for them.
Helwani posted, “As noted on Twitter, Conor McGregor has accepted a fight vs. Dustin Poirier. UFC offered the fight on 1/23. McGregor, per sources, said he wants to fight again in 2020 & doesn’t want to wait. He asked to book it on the 11/21 or 12/12 PPV. He’s awaiting a reply from UFC, I’m told.”
UFC 255 on November 21 and UFC 256 on December 12 each recently lost their planned main event attractions, so McGregor vs. Poirier 2 could easily and reasonably slide into either date.
UFC 255 on November 21 was originally supposed to feature UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo vs. former bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt, but that fight had to be scrapped after Garbrantdt suffered an injury during training.
Now, Figueiredo is set to take on Alex Perez on November 21 instead, as reported by Combate and confirmed by ESPN, but it remains unclear whether that flyweight title fight would remain the main event for UFC 255.
Meanwhile, UFC 256 on December 12 was originally slated to feature UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman vs. top-rated contender Gilbert Burns, but that fight has also had to be postponed.
Per ESPN, Usman is still recovering from some lingering injuries.
Now, McGregor vs. Poirier 2 could land in either slot.
According to ESPN, Poirier would accept either date.