Dana White says Dustin Poirier accepted Conor McGregor combat… ready on Conor
Two fights had been provided this week for Dustin Poirier to combat Conor McGregor. He accepted each.
After McGregor had a reasonably public scuffle with UFC president Dana White over social media and in interviews, the Irish famous person labored out an exhibition bout for charity with Poirier set to happen in December.
As quickly because the UFC caught wind of the exhibition bout, they contacted each fighters to attempt to arrange a combat within the Octagon.
White confirmed the supply of the bout final week, however this week revealed that Poirier had certainly accepted the combat. Now the promotion is ready on McGregor, who in June tweeted his retirement.
“They have been provided a combat to combat in January. Poirier accepted, we’re supposed to listen to from Conor (quickly),” White stated in an interview with UFC Arabia.
McGregor final fought in January, defeating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds. At that time, he had plans for a busy 2020 “season,” during which he supposed to combat three or 4 occasions.
Talks with the UFC produced little by the use of bouts in the timeframe that McGregor needed. Then the coronavirus pandemic introduced the world to a close to standstill.
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Regardless of White rapidly getting the UFC again in enterprise, reigniting your complete skilled sports activities world in doing so, McGregor’s frustrations hit a tipping level. That is when he retired in June.
He has since insisted he’s retired… till only recently.
McGregor made some personal messages with White public by way of social media. He then tweeted that he was going to be boxing Manny Pacquiao within the Center East. Then got here the exhibition bout with Poirier.
It appears McGregor is able to un-retire. The query is, which route is he headed? Will he mend fences with White or will he proceed to attempt to flex is muscle?
An ESPN report lately cited McGregor’s administration group that insisted as reaffirming its need to have McGregor field Manny Pacquiao and have a charity sparring match with Poirier as an alternative of the official UFC bout in January.
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