Dana White Reveals Proposed Date For Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier II
UFC President Dana White has revealed the proposed date for Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier II.
McGregor and Poirier have been champing at the bit to collide a second time. The two first did battle back on September 27, 2014. McGregor stopped Poirier in the opening frame via TKO.
The “Notorious” one proposed an exhibition matchup with Poirier outside the UFC. McGregor said the proceeds would’ve gone to charity. The UFC ended up offering McGregor and Poirier a fight but the former UFC “champ-champ” insisted he will donate $500,000 to Poirier’s The Good Fight Foundation.
Speaking to ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto, White revealed the date that he offered for McGregor vs. Poirier II. He said the ball is in McGregor’s court.
“We offered him a fight. We got him his own date,” White told ESPN. “We didn’t have a date this year. We have everything laid out for this year, with world champions fighting for titles. He wants to fight Dustin Poirier apparently, so we went to [broadcast partner] ESPN and got him his own date. He’s been offered Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23. It’s a yes or no answer.”
McGregor and the UFC haven’t exactly been on ideal terms lately. McGregor leaked text messages of conversations he had with White regarding potential fights. White claimed this action broke a code and was one of the dirtiest things a fighter can do. McGregor fired back, saying White broke a code when he claimed he was turning down fights.
In his last outing, McGregor defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone via TKO in just 40 seconds. Poirier’s most recent bout took place back on June 27. “The Diamond” defeated Dan Hooker via unanimous decision.