Conor McGregor next fight confirmed as ‘Notorious’ signs on to return against Dustin Poirier for UFC rematch
Conor McGregor has finally put pen to paper for his much anticipated UFC return.
The 32-year-old will fight Dustin Poirier on 23 January, report The Mac Life.
The news is still to be confirmed by the UFC, though its president, Dana White, has already revealed the meeting – at lightweight – will not be for a title.
White believes Khabib Nurmagomedov will reverse his decision to retire and compete once more in an attempt to make it a 30-0 record.
However, the winner between McGregor and Poirier, likely to be in Abu Dhabi, is likely to have a big say when it comes to talk of a title match in 2021.
“I am very grateful to be about to return and get to do what I love again,” McGregor recently said regarding the contest. “I look forward to the fresh test Dustin will bring since our first bout, while also showcasing my own incredibly deep cache of weaponry. Whatever tool is needed on the night will be pulled from the duffel.
“I am also really excited about aiding Dustin’s charity “The Good Fight Foundation”, which through the donation, will build a gym/premise for disadvantaged youth in his childhood hometown. I truly love this, and pledge to match the donation on a premise in my own childhood hometown! Both spots with an ode to the upcoming bout.”
More to follow.