Conor McGregor has accepted UFC’s provide of a rematch with Dustin Poirier – however provided that it occurs in 2020.
The Infamous hung up his gloves in June for the third time in 4 years, however has claimed he’s now able to step again into the Octagon on social media.
Of their first encounter in 2014, the Irishman stopped Poirier within the first spherical earlier than occurring to turn into a two-weight world champion.
The pair had lately mentioned a charity bout to be held in December however may now meet for a shot on the light-weight title.
McGregor tweeted: “Hiya Dustin! I accepted the UFC’s provide to struggle you, however informed them it should occur in 2020.
“I’m prepared for Nov 21st, provided that playing cards current harm points, in addition to any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th. I’ll additionally nonetheless donate the $500okay to The Good Combat Basis”
Final month, McGregor tweeted screenshots of his messages to UFC president Dana White, the place he confirmed that he tried to rearrange a return to MMA however talks fizzled out earlier this yr.
Then, in a parting bombshell, he added: “Anyway all water underneath the bridge who offers a f***. I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao subsequent within the Center East.”
Pacquiao has responded with a press release, laying out what he desires in an effort to finalise a deal.
He mentioned: “I wouldn’t have an current administration contract with Paradigm Sports activities Administration.
“I’ve shaped my very own firm and am greater than prepared to offer the followers an thrilling struggle with Conor McGregor underneath phrases and situations the place I’m the co-promoter with my firm.”
McGregor’s final struggle was a 40-second demolition of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in January earlier than he introduced he was strolling away from the game.