Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier on a UFC card has one hurdle left to jump, according to "The Notorious" one.
Poirier reached out to McGregor publicly on Wednesday and asked for an update to their proposed match-up. UFC offered the two elite fighters a match-up after Poirier and McGregor attempted to set-up a charity bout in December. Poirier said he accepted the terms and UFC President Dana White said the promotion was waiting on a response from McGregor.
McGregor replied to Poirier on Thursday and said he offered the fight on one condition. The former two-divison UFC champion wants the fight in 2020, not 2011. McGregor proposed UFC 255 on November 21, UFC 256 on December 12 or the impending Fight Night event on December 19.
Hello Dustin! I accepted the @ufc offer to fight you, but told them it must happen in 2020. I’m ready for Nov 21st, given that cards recent injury issues, as well as any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th. I’ll also still donate the $500k to The Good Fight Foundation -- https://t.co/23hN4AHtoI— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 8, 2020
ESPN's Ariel Helwani reports that UFC offered the fight on January 23. McGregor insisted on a 2020 date and he is currently awaiting a reply from the promotion.
As noted on Twitter, Conor McGregor has accepted a fight vs. Dustin Poirier. UFC offered the fight on 1/23. McGregor, per sources, said he wants to fight again in 2020 & doesn’t want to wait. He asked to book it on the 11/21 or 12/12 PPV. He’s awaiting a reply from UFC, I’m told.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 8, 2020