UFC President Dana White has finally announced the return of Conor McGregor.
According to White, the rematch between “The Notorious” and Dustin Poirier “is a done deal” and the pair will meet again on January 23 in a five-rounder main event.
A few days ago White said that UFC is still waiting on both Conor and Dustin to sign the contracts, but it seems it was all done during the weekend.
“The fight’s done, I think so, yeah. As far as I know it’s done”, White confirmed.
McGregor offered Poirier a rematch via an Instagram post some time ago and “The Diamond” wasted no time in giving his “YES”. The two have met back in 2014 when the Irish defeated the American fighter via TKO.
McGregor, 32, hasn’t fought since January as he knocked out 37-year-old Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds at welterweight.
Poirier, 31, was last seen insidethe Octagon in 2019 when Khabib Nurmagomedov choked him out in the 4th round.
The location and the venue of the fight are yet to be announced, but the probability is Las Vegas will host the rematch between two of the top contenders for the lightweight crown.