It is been an interesting street to get below, but in accordance to UFC president Dana White, the fight amongst Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is a done deal.
The bout began as a mixed martial arts exhibition bout to gain charity. That was when McGregor was continue to retired and in the midst of a public squabble with White.
The moment word of the exhibition hit White’s desk, however, he did not go up the opportunity to pull the Irish celebrity back again into the fold. He quickly place out an formal offer you for the McGregor and Poirier to rematch inside the Octagon.
There was a bit of gamesmanship by McGregor to consider and get what he desired out of the offer, but in the end, all sides came together. The bout is predicted to headline UFC 257 on Jan. 23, 2021.
Adhering to UFC Vegas 12 on Saturday night, the closing UFC bout of the famous Anderson Silva’s vocation, White was asked if McGregor vs. Poirier was finalized.
“Yeah, the fight’s finished. I imagine (it’s signed), yeah. As considerably as I know, it’s carried out,” White stated.
Numerous issues have swirled about what will take place with the UFC light-weight championship immediately after Khabib Nurmagomedov introduced he was retiring right after he defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
Many fighters have floated the thought of a tournament. Pundits have questioned regardless of whether or not McGregor vs. Poirier could be elevated to championship or at least interim championship status, but White is not ready to compose off Khabib.
Possessing had a modern discussion with Khabib, White admitted, “He didn’t say he’ll combat, but he did not say no. He’s thinking of the 30-. His father needed it.”
But irrespective of whether or not Khabib ultimately decides to stay at 29- endlessly, for now, at least, he is still the UFC lightweight winner of the world.
“He’s nonetheless the champ. There’s no vacant title correct now or no interim title going on. He’s the champ and we’ll give him some time to figure out what he wishes to do.”
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