Conor McGregor has put pen to paper.
McGregor and Poirier have been linked to a January 23 showdown. The bout was first reported by MMAFIghting.com. UFC President Dana White responded to the report, saying that it wasn’t a done deal yet. It turns out, White wasn’t lying as McGregor just recently announced he has signed the bout agreement.
Here is the official reveal courtesy of The Mac Life.
— TheMacLife (@Maclifeofficial) November 19, 2020
McGregor vs. Poirier II is expected to headline UFC 257. There is no word on where the bout will take place. McGregor had been hoping the matchup takes place inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. White has said that the UFC won’t be running shows in front of crowds at a reduced capacity.
McGregor and Poirier first collided back on September 27, 2014. Both men competed in the featherweight division at the time. The “Notorious” one defeated “The Diamond” via first-round TKO.
Both men have gone on to have successful careers. McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two different weight classes simultaneously and he is the biggest star in MMA. Poirier became an interim UFC Lightweight Champion and has become a fan favorite thanks to his fighting style and his willingness to give back to his community through The Good Fight Foundation.