Conor McGregor on Thursday tweeted that he has accepted the UFC’s supply to combat Dustin Poirier in the Octagon… with a single caveat. The battle has to choose location in 2020.
McGregor began the 12 months with a blistering finish of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the UFC 246 key occasion in January. He had planned to fight at least a few to four instances through his 2020 season. That didn’t come about.
The Irishman butted heads with the UFC more than dates and opponents. Then the earth approximately came to a standstill simply because of the coronavirus pandemic. With almost everything merged, McGregor’s aggravation led him to announce his retirement from fighting in June.
Just a short while ago, having said that, McGregor started stating that he was heading to fight once again. To begin with it was a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao. Then it was a blended martial arts exhibition bout with Poirier to elevate revenue for charity. McGregor promised a $500,000 donation to Poirier’s The Excellent Struggle Basis as portion of the deal.
At the time McGregor and Poirier had seemingly occur to an arrangement on the exhibition bout, UFC president Dana White made an present to the two to fulfill in the Octagon in its place.
Poirier promptly recognized the UFC’s give.
At the time the offer was at first designed, White was aiming for a January or February 2021 date.
That is not going to fly with McGregor, who claimed that he would combat Poirier, but only if the bout had been to choose position in 2020. He promised to nonetheless make fantastic on the donation to Poirier’s charitable basis.
“Hello Dustin! I accepted the UFC supply to fight you, but told them it will have to transpire in 2020. I’m ready for Nov. 21, provided that card’s current personal injury issues, as properly as any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th. I’ll also continue to donate the $500,000 to The Excellent Fight Foundation.”
UFC 255 and UFC 256 most important gatherings blown aside
For his component, Poirier advised ESPN that he was agreeable to fight McGregor at UFC 255 on Nov. 21 or UFC 256 on Dec. 12. Both of these battle cards not too long ago had their key activities blown aside.
UFC bantamweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo was meant to defend towards Cody Garbrandt in the UFC 255 principal function, but his opponent fell out mainly because of an damage. Garbrandt has considering the fact that been replace by Alex Perez, but that bout absolutely doesn’t hold the allure of a Figueiredo vs. Garbrandt bout.
UFC 255 also features Valentina Shevchenko putting her flyweight title on the line opposite Jennifer Maia.
UFC 256 was in the beginning slated to aspect Kamaru Usman lastly putting his welterweight belt on the line from Gilbert Burns. But that bout was also pushed back again when it was established that Usman required extra time to be completely ready.
Dual-division champion Amanda Nunes is slated to defend her featherweight belt versus Megan Anderson at UFC 256.
Poirier sounded optimistic that he and McGregor would make the fight materialize.
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