Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
(focused for UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, but not finalized)
January 23, 2021
- Body weight Course:
Lightweight (155 lbs)
The drawn out course of action of finalizing the Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier rematch slated for UFC 257 has lastly come to an finish. McGregor’s web site, The Mac Lifestyle, on Thursday documented that McGregor experienced inked his side of the offer.
Poirier had now signed his bout arrangement several times back, but it took a bit extended for McGregor’s workforce to get his pen to paper.
“I am quite grateful to be about to return and get to do what I appreciate all over again,” McGregor just lately instructed The Mac Lifetime. “I glimpse forward to the new check Dustin will bring considering that our very first bout, while also showcasing my possess incredibly deep cache of weaponry. No matter what software is required on the night will be pulled from the duffel.
“I am also actually fired up about aiding Dustin’s charity ‘The Excellent Fight Foundation,’ which by the donation, will build a gym/premise for deprived youth in his childhood hometown. I actually appreciate this, and pledge to match the donation on a premise in my have childhood hometown! Both places with an ode to the approaching bout.”
How Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 made
Pursuing months of annoyance above his UFC scheduling and constraints stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, McGregor announced his retirement in June of 2020. He in no way exited the UFC screening pool, which kept him suitable to return at a moment’s recognize.
Although he was retired, McGregor teased a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao and then established up a blended martial arts exhibition bout with Poirier. The exhibition bout was to get area in Dublin in December and also involved a promised huge donation to Poirier’s charitable foundation.
UFC president Dana White caught wind of the exhibition and presented McGregor an Poirier an official bout in the Octagon. Though they experienced to traverse a number of bumps and boulders, the bout was lastly agreed upon and now signed.
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier’s 1st struggle
The very first battle in between McGregor and Poirier took place a lot more than 6 a long time back on Sept. 27, 2014, at UFC 178 in Las Vegas. It took McGregor just 1:46 to place Poirier on the again foot and land a left hook that concluded the battle.
That was the third bout of McGregor’s UFC tenure. He would speedily go on to develop into the featherweight and lightweight champion. His quantity of bouts inside the Octagon has slowed noticeably as his stature has grown.
McGregor fought a blockbuster boxing debut opposite undefeated entire world champion Floyd Mayweather. He dropped the bout, which took area on Aug. 26, 2017.
McGregor has fought 2 times in the Octagon considering the fact that the bout with Mayweather, dropping his bid to reclaim the UFC lightweight title from Khabib Nurmagomedov and then halting Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds to kick off 2020.
Poirier has fought various far more situations than McGregor considering that their very first bout. He has gone 10-2-1 considering the fact that, which include getting to be the interim UFC lightweight champion. Poirier unsuccessful to defeat undisputed winner Nurmagomedov when they fought at UFC 254 in September of 2019.
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