UFC President Dana White says Dustin Poirier has agreed to fight Conor McGregor in January.
White told UFC Arabia's Farah Hannoun the promotion has offered both Poirier and McGregor the fight, per TSN's Aaron Bronsteter. Whatsmore, the promotion is expecting to hear back from McGregor by 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m.PT.
The rematch between Poirier and McGregor was first pitched by the two lightweights as a December charity bout in Dublin, Ireland. After catching wind of their conversations, White and UFC offered the contest to both men as a sanctioned UFC card.
“[Conor] called out Poirier for a fight with [Conor] in Dublin for charity. So we offered them both a fight," White told Barstool Sports earlier this week. "We offered Dustin and Conor a fight, so we’re waiting to hear back from both of them.”
McGregor and Poirier met for the first time at UFC 178 in September 2014, which McGregor won by first-round TKO.