It's a yes or no answer. Conor McGregor read Poirier’s theory and had no problem taking to Twitter to corroborate it: Correct. He's been offered Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23. ", Attar said: “I am irate and putting out a warning loud and clear: Conor McGregor is not and will not be a target for those seeking to score a headline or a payday.”. Continue to sharpen my MMA skills with some tough competition, while leading into my Manny bout preparation.It’s not easy going between both sports and then coming back to the one sport again.Just want to keep sharp guys, that’s all. They will not, however, relent on this matter. Dustin Poirier has played detective for why Conor McGregor is suddenly interested in having a rematch against him, and McGregor has backed his conclusions. Notorious, 31, made a stunning return to UFC in January with a 40-sec… Upon retiring, 'Mystic Mac' told ESPN: "The game just does not excite me, and that's that. JUST IN: Darren Stewart motivated by family security ahead of UFC Vegas 11, We’re actually working on some fun stuff for Conor at the beginning of next year, UFC president Dana White on Conor McGregor. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express The former two-division champion has offered to compete at UFC 255 on November 21 or at UFC 256 on December 12. White, initially, opted to give McGregor some space and not pressure him to return. Poirier also believes that UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov also has a hand in McGregor agreeing to rematch Poirier. It's Jan. Last week, the former featherweight and lightweight champion was arrested and questioned in Corsica following an allegation of an "attempted sexual assault". He wants to fight another southpaw before he fights another southpaw. https://t.co/PnjHb4VP9j. 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. All they both men appear to be waiting on is a date in 2020 set by the UFC. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, No f***ing way! When asked to provide an update on 'The Notorious', White told SportsCenter: “We’re actually working on some fun stuff for Conor at the beginning of next year. Southpaw box style. Exciting things to come in the near future.”. I’m not saying he’s coming back to fight guaranteed, but we’re talking about some stuff.”. Conor McGregor has received an ultimatum from UFC president Dana White regarding his proposed fight with Dustin Poirier. All they both men appear to be waiting on is a date in 2020 set by the UFC. The Irishman was hoping to have a busy 2020 after his decimation of 'Cowboy', setting his sights on a further two outings this year. Soon after White revealed the promotion have been in contact with McGregor, the Dubliner's manager - Audie Attar - issued a statement on his client's fighting future. McGregor, 32, hasn't fought since defeating Donald Cerrone via first-round TKO at UFC 246 in January. "Fighters have committed to it. Fighters have started training for these fights. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. CONOR MCGREGOR could fight Justin Gaethje next before an explosive rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov before the end of the year. Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor have verbally agreed to fight at some point in the near future. CONOR McGREGOR will fight UFC legend Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in his next fight, according to expert Brendan Schaub. Conor McGregor has yet to speak to UFC president Dana White about his next fight. "I will fight! "That's not how it works," a defiant White said. Why Conor McGregor will fight Diaz next instead of Masvidal or Khabib McGregor was welcomed back to the cage by fellow fan favourite Donald Cerrone, whom he met in … Dana White speaks out on Conor McGregor next bout after Pacquiao claim, Conor McGregor agrees to charity fight with Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya explains what surprised him about Paulo Costa win, "He's been offered Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23. We made it happen. newspaper archive. So between this stipulation and the desire to get some live ring time against another southpaw with a boxing-heavy MMA style, Poirier believes that the fight made total sense for McGregor to lobby for. And I am only beginning my fight! It's a yes or no answer. I am free! Both McGregor and his management have vociferously denied the allegation. Chookagian... Joaquin Buckley is getting a quick turnaround following his viral KO over Impa Kasanganay last Saturday. Express. JUST IN: Khabib Nurmagomedov shares stance on Conor McGregor rematch. The UFC's tentative plans to have McGregor return next year could potentially be hindered by legal issues for the 32-year-old. Through this crazy pandemic year we're going through, we faced a lot of challenges. UFC president Dana White has revealed the promotion is in talks with Conor McGregor over a 2021 return to the Octagon. McGregor has been out of action since his 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone in January. newspaper archive. Dana White on Conor McGregor's desire to fight Dustin Poirier before the end of 2020. "We laid out this year. 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And White has made it clear the promotion are not going to reshuffle the deck just to accommodate their poster boy. Continue to sharpen my MMA skills with some tough competition, while leading into my Manny bout preparation. "We didn't have a date this year. The former two-division champion is hoping to return to his active ways in … McGregor, the UFC's first simultaneous two-weight world champion, hasn't fought since his 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January. God bless DNA! Southpaw box style. "He wants to fight Dustin Poirier apparently, so we went to [broadcast partner] ESPN and got him his own date. 23.". Should a showdown fan favourite Poirier come together, the contest will be a rematch of the pair's UFC 178 showdown, which McGregor won via first-round TKO to solidify himself as a legitimate featherweight title contender.