Dana White Provides An Update On Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier II
UFC President Dana White has an update on the potential rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
Much has been made over a second clash between McGregor and Poirier. The two first collided back on September 27, 2014. McGregor scored the first-round TKO victory.
Since that fight, McGregor has gone on to become the biggest star in MMA and the first-ever UFC “champ-champ.” Poirier developed the reputation of being a fan favorite fighter and captured the interim UFC Lightweight Championship.
McGregor and Poirier have been angling for a rematch. The “Notorious” one suggested putting together an exhibition bout outside of the UFC for charity. Once the UFC caught wind of this plan, an official bout was offered to both McGregor and Poirier for January 23.
Both men have verbally accepted the bout. So what’s the status in terms of making things official? Speaking to media members ahead of UFC Fight Island 6, White provided an update (via MMAFighting.com).
“He said, ‘yes’ and Dustin said, ‘yes,’ so now it’s a matter of getting contracts signed,” White said. “Listen, we’ve had a very good relationship with Jerry Jones for a long time and talked about Dallas, Texas, stadium forever.
“I’m not going into any arena where we’re going to fill a quarter of the arena or half of the arena or any of that stuff, so when crowds are ready to come back we’ll do crowds again.”
McGregor was hoping to fight Poirier inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. White has been adamant about not holding events in front of live crowds at a reduced capacity.