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We have everything laid out for this year, with world champions fighting for titles. I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans! "Something is coming. Since his retirement, a fight against Poirier has caught the most steam as fans are desperate to see him return. 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McGregor … "That's a slap in the face. Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd. The fight is not yet official, according to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, and Poirier told Helwani on Wednesday that nobody from the UFC has reached out to him about it yet. Poirier said he would be willing to fight McGregor at the 170-pound welterweight limit instead of his customary lightweight limit of 155 pounds, and that also goes for Ferguson and Nate Diaz, who tweeted at Poirier on Wednesday. UFC president Dana White said Poirier didn't want the fight, for whatever reason. "They know I want to fight. My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium. Poirier is good with either date. Welcome to MMA Junkie's European Union Experience. © Provided by INSIDER Conor McGregor. He even declined to do a reboot of “The Ultimate Fighter” alongside McGregor, no matter what he would have made. Conor McGregor is apparently narrowing in on his next fight — one that could take place in the ring in the next few months. Poirier believes his next fight will be vs. McGregor (1:05) Dustin Poirier tells Ariel Helwani that he thinks his next fight will be against Conor McGregor, hopefully by the end of 2020. UFC offered the fight on 1/23. Conor McGregor claims he will box Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East for next fight New, 99 comments The UFC superstar and the boxing legend have … If his goal is to be the world champion, this fight makes a lot of sense. 2 in the division. Poirier said the sides weren't far apart and he has "no clue" why the deal wasn't done. Proper Style! All they both men appear to be waiting on is a date in 2020 set by the UFC. "I would never count another man's money, I hope Chandler makes a ton of money in the UFC, but the fact I've been in the UFC for 10 years ... and the guy's going to come in here and make more money than me, I understand it's business, but if you want me to fight that guy, you have to step it up," Poirier said. Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya next year? Khabib Nurmagomedov vows to 'drown' Justin Gaethje in UFC lightweight title fight, Conor willing to fight Poirier, but must be in '20, Conor McGregor's UFC journey: Historic success, controversy, retirements, wants the Nov. 21 or Dec. 12 pay-per-view card. Poirier had been training for Ferguson at ATT, and once that fell through, he headed home to Louisiana. There were discussions about Poirier fighting Ferguson as the co-main event of UFC 254 on Oct. 24 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, but Poirier and UFC couldn't come to terms. Conor McGregor says his next fight will be a boxing match against Manny Pacquiao. Poirier said that after the Ferguson talks fell through, UFC offered Ferguson a chance to fight former Bellator champion and new signing Michael Chandler, but Ferguson turned it down. The fight was contested at featherweight. "I think the Conor side of the deal might be the tougher part to get done, and once that's done, they might come to me. McGregor has been vying for a rematch ever since, though Nurmagomedov wants nothing to do with him. "We didn't have a date this year. They know I want to fight this year, whether it's Conor, whether it's Tony [Ferguson].". He wants to fight in 2020.". By: Danny Segura. Poirier said UFC then offered him a fight with Chandler, but Poirier -- an elite 10-year UFC veteran -- didn't want to take less money than someone who just joined the promotion. #McGregorSportsandEntertainment. I thought we would end up making a deal and I would go to Abu Dhabi to fight.". He's been offered Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23.”. Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor have verbally agreed to fight at some point in the near future. McGregor tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that he’s accepted a bout against Dustin Poirier in January, and that he hopes to have that fight take place at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty … "I think the Conor fight comes together, I really do," Poirier told ESPN's Ariel Helwani for a podcast that aired Wednesday. Then Manny. I know. I saw Conor bringing in his coaches and starting to train, and also Tony's out there, he wants to fight," Poirier said. McGregor last fought in January, when he beat Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds. (1:05). I accept, Jan 23rd is on! Conor McGregor, it seems, is ready to get back into the Octagon. UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier said he believes his next opponent will be Conor McGregor, who has been offered the fight but has not yet accepted. Time will be the only indicator of Conor McGregor’s future in combat sports. Not to mention, he has strived to secure a booking against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao for early 2021. I have a pretty good intuition. By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's Terms and Privacy Policy. "I'm not sure why he said that. We got him his own date," UFC president Dana White said, via ESPN. I don't know. "I haven't formally been offered anything," Poirier said. The UFC reportedly offered McGregor the Poirier fight for Jan. 23, something it did shortly after McGregor proposed a charity exhibition between the two. I haven't been wrong about things like that in the past. Poirier said he has returned to training at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, after seeing McGregor bring coaches into his gym in Ireland. Conor McGregor responds to Dana White's 'man code' criticism, tells UFC president to 'stop lying' Both McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) and Poirier fought in September 2014 at UFC 178, with McGregor stopping Poirier less than two minutes into the first round. Dustin Poirier has a feeling Conor McGregor would like to fight another southpaw before setting up a Manny Pacquiao boxing match. I've shed too much blood in the Octagon.". He wants to fight Dustin Poirier apparently, so we went to [broadcast partner] ESPN and got him his own date. UFC followed that idea by pursuing an actual fight, which would be a rematch of their September 2014 bout that McGregor won with a first-round knockout. Manny Pacquiao appears to have confirmed he will fight former UFC star Conor McGregor in a sensational crossover bout in the Middle East next year. Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox. Conor McGregor, it seems, is ready to get back into the Octagon. Jessica Andrade is moving up to the UFC women’s flyweight division for one reason: to become champion. Poirier is fresh off a win against Dan Hooker in January, his first since also falling to Nurmagomedov last year. Diaz took exception to McGregor's original idea that he and Poirier conduct a sparring exhibition. That marked his first bout since falling to undefeated Russian champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in their infamous 2018 match. Wetzel: 3 ways Dak-Cowboys contract talks will play out, Brown: Can’t blame Kershaw for Dodgers’ latest disappearing act, Henry stiff-arms Norman into the ether in Titans’ win (video), Jets release disgruntled RB Bell after trying to trade him, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will apparently square off in January. While McGregor said he’s in on Wednesday, only time will tell if the bout actually moves forward. 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