Conor McGregor plans to return out of retirement for an exhibition battle with Dustin Poirier simply days after claiming he can be taking up Manny Pacquiao.
The Infamous retired from MMA again in June for the third time within the house of 4 years.
Not everybody was completely satisfied that he would simply be strolling away from fight sports activities and he has since teased a return.
We might see the 32-year-old return to preventing earlier than the top of 2020.
McGregor tweeted in response to a publish Poirier despatched: “Hey bro! You wish to do an MMA charity battle? Zero to do with the UFC.
“I’ll donate half a mill in direction of your charity for it. Promote it on PPV or work a TV deal and we work out different charities which can be near my coronary heart additionally. I’m engaged in lots of.
“Strictly a charity ‘exhibition’.
“December 12th within the Level depot, Eire. No weigh ins. Open weight, unified guidelines.
“I’ll prepare all journey fare for you and household.
“McGregor Sports activities and Leisure MMA, in affiliation with The Good Struggle Basis. Charity Blended Martial Arts!”
Poirier responded: “I’m in! Let’s do it! Lots of people will profit from this @TheGoodFightFDN.”
He then instructed followers: “December 12 circle your calendars.”
The pair beforehand fought again in 2014 with the Irish fighter getting the win by knockout within the first spherical.
Conor McGregor had declared late final week that his subsequent battle can be in opposition to Pacquiao.
In his tweets on Friday evening, McGregor posted his messages to UFC president Dana White, displaying that he tried to rearrange a return to MMA earlier this yr.
Then, McGregor tweeted: “Anyway all water underneath the bridge who provides a fook. I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao subsequent within the Center East.”
As well as, McGregor’s supervisor Audie Attar – who additionally represents Pacquiao – instructed ESPN that there are ‘critical talks’ ongoing for the battle, although it’s not a finished deal but.
Mikey Garcia threw spanner within the works, although, and instructed McGregor he’s not Pacquiao’s subsequent opponent in any case.
The four-weight world champion insisted in an interview with FightHype: “I noticed the tweets by McGregor.
“I haven’t seen some from Pacquiao [directly]. Are there any responses from Pacquiao but, or no?
“I’ve solely seen what McGregor tweeted out, that his subsequent battle is Manny Pacquiao within the Center East.
“Nicely, I believe he is likely to be proper, he is likely to be proper, I’m fairly assured his subsequent battle is Manny Pacquiao.
“However Manny Pacquiao’s subsequent battle shouldn’t be with Conor McGregor.
“Manny Pacquiao’s subsequent battle is with me. McGregor nonetheless has to take a quantity.
“McGregor’s subsequent battle is likely to be most probably Manny Pacquiao.
“However earlier than that Manny Pacquiao has to battle me first – and that’s 100 per cent…
“That’s gonna occur. Watch.”