Conor McGregor will make his return to the Octagon in a mouthwatering rematch towards Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on January 23.
McGregor’s most up-to-date struggle lasted simply 40 seconds when he knocked out Donald Cerrone final January, earlier than saying his retirement from MMA for the third time in June.
As anticipated, the previous light-weight and featherweight champion didn’t keep away for lengthy, and a rematch with Poirier, who McGregor beat in 2014, has been confirmed for the opening levels of the New 12 months, in response to a number of studies.
The extremely anticipated card is predicted to happen in Las Vegas, though it’s believed McGregor would favor an earlier date for the struggle.
Talks have reportedly been ongoing for a number of weeks, as per MMA Combating, and all events got here to an settlement on Monday evening.
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The massive struggle will headline the pay-per-view occasion.
‘Infamous’ had reportedly been pushing for a December 12 bout now that Amanda Nunes’ showdown with Megan Anderson has been scrapped for the primary occasion at UFC 256.
The final time the pair met McGregor destroyed Poirier only one minute and 46 seconds into the competition – a situation the Irishman will probably be hoping to copy on January 23.