The UFC appears closer than ever to finalizing the return of their biggest star. For the last couple of weeks, there have been a lot of things going on with Conor McGregor (22-4). First, McGregor announced he’d be boxing Manny Pacquiao.
After that, McGregor challenged Dustin Poirier (26-6, 1 NC) to a charity MMA match the same night as UFC 256. Poirier accepted the callout from McGregor and said that he’s ready to go. Dana White then said that the UFC was trying to make the fight happen.
It’s been relatively quiet over the last couple of days. White said that Poirier had accepted the fight, and the UFC was anticipating a response from McGregor sooner rather than later. Well, McGregor took to Twitter today with another announcement.
Hello Dustin! I accepted the @ufc offer to fight you, but told them it must happen in 2020. I’m ready for Nov 21st, given that cards recent injury issues, as well as any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th. I’ll also still donate the $500k to The Good Fight Foundation 🙏 https://t.co/23hN4AHtoI
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 8, 2020
UFC 255 or UFC 256 for Poirier – McGregor 2?
As you can see from the above tweet, McGregor claims that he’s accepted the UFC‘s offer for him to run things back with Dustin Poirier. McGregor is also insisting that the fight takes place this year which leaves two viable options.
McGregor is calling for November 21st which is UFC 255. Cody Garbrandt fell out of the main event last week due to an injury. While two title fights are still on the card, the main event is not as sexy to fans without Garbrandt in there.
Because of the injury news, McGregor sees an opportunity for him and Poirier to headline that card. Another possibility could be the December 12th card. UFC 256 also lost their main event last week after it was announced that Kamaru Usman needed more time.
No matter which card they decide to go with, the UFC needs to make this fight happen. Conor McGregor belongs in the UFC, not in a boxing ring. Dustin Poirier needs a big time payday, and it wouldn’t get bigger than this.