After months of deliberation, Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 officially announced for UFC 257 on January 23rd.
Mac Life first reported the news that McGregor had signed his match agreement for the match and that all parties agree on terms. The fight will not be about the UFC lightweight title after Dana White recently said Khabib Nurmagomedov is returning to the sport.
The pair first met at UFC 178 in 2014, where McGregor came out on top of Poirier, who won the first round of TKO.
McGregor (22-4) returns to the Octagon for the first time since his 40-second KO against Donald Cerrone in January this year. The 32-year-old announced his retirement from the matches in June, but talks of a rematch with Poirier circulated only a few months later. McGregor̵
Poirier (26-6, 1NC) has proven to be one of the best lightweight challengers since moving up to the weight class after his loss to McGregor. “The Diamond” wins over Justin Gaethje, Max Holloway and Dan Hooker to £ 155. The former temporary champion’s only recent defeat was against Nurmagomedov in September 2019.
UFC 257 takes place on January 23, 2021. McGregor vs. Poirier headers the card. It is likely that the event will be in Abu Dhabi on Yas Island.