", He said in June that he was retiring from the sport and later told ESPN that "the game just does not excite me.". Justin Gaethje, 31, won the interim belt in May to set up a unification against Nurmagomedov, 32, which headlines UFC 254 in two weeks. I accepted the @ufc offer to fight you, but told them it must happen in 2020. For other inquiries, Contact Us. The Irishman - who beat Poirier at featherweight in 2014 - has accepted the fight. All Rights Reserved.
But again, Usman has pulled out leaving the PPV without a main event. 6-keys: media/spln/mma/reg/free/stories, at McGregor, who many consider the most famous fighters in UFC history, wrote on Twitter Wednesday that he accepted a Jan. 23 fight … But former bantamweight champion Garbrandt, 29, was forced to pull out with Alex Perez, 28, filling in. CONOR McGREGOR has officially been offered a fight against Dustin Poirier in January - but the Irishman wants to return THIS YEAR. It sounds like Conor McGregor will be back in the Octagon in early 2021. But he is desperate to squeeze the rematch in before the year's out, instead of waiting till January. Please check your email for a confirmation. Sign up for our newsletter and get every update delivered to your inbox! CONOR McGREGOR has officially been offered a fight against Dustin Poirier in January - but the Irishman wants to return THIS YEAR. McGregor wrote on Twitter he would like to the fight to happen at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys. https://sports.yahoo.com/conor-mcgregor-accepts-ufc-offer-182619264.html Patricky Freire issues statement on Bellator 249 removal: 'I really wanted to fight', Dana White: UFC champ Israel Adesanya has 'a lot of options' – and Jon Jones is one of them. section: | slug: conor-mcgregor-accepts-january-fight-date-vs-dustin-poirier-lobbies-for-att-stadium-as-location | sport: mma | route: article_single.us | ", Influencer, 33, who 'thought Covid didn't exist' dies after catching bug, Builder who stabbed 3 attackers to death in self defence to face NO charges, Shrinking Gemma Collins shows off her three stone weight loss in cosy loungewear, Cleaning fans hail tip of using your radiator to make your house smell fresh, Thousands of anti-mask protesters march on London hours after Tier 2 lockdown, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Conor McGregor has been calling for a fight with Dustin Poirier while demanding the bout "must happen in 2020." Powered by BizBudding Inc. TORONTO, ON - JULY 12: Conor McGregor speaks during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at Budweiser Stage on July 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
"I accept, Jan 23rd is on! The former two-weight champion had retired in June, after his hopes of rematching Khabib Nurmagomedov - who he lost to in 2018 - took a hit. Then Manny.". The longtime UFC star took to social media on Wednesday evening to announce that he’s accepted a fight matchup.
McGregor wants to take advantage of the two UFC PPV's in November or December, after both headliners suffered setbacks. Now, UFC president Dana White has confirmed that the fight has been offered -- … He then took a vacation in France and Italy, where he continued to train having announced he would be boxing Manny Pacquiao, 41, in his next fight. Unsurprisingly, the UFC stepped up to try to put their contracted fighters in the Octagon instead. © 2020 ABG-SI LLC. My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium. Hours later on Wednesday, McGregor tweeted that he accepted the date and was hoping to see the fight take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Conor McGregor is returning to the Octagon. I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans! (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images), LeBron James Reveals His Message For The Late Kobe Bryant, Deion Sanders Has Landed His First 2 Recruiting Commitments, Le’Veon Bell Is Reportedly Deciding Between 5 NFL Teams, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Reacts To Nick Saban Testing Positive, Conor McGregor Announces He’s Accepted A UFC Fight, NFL “Discussing” New Playoff Scenario, Per Adam Schefter, LeBron James Has A Blunt Message For Vice President Mike Pence, Look: LeBron Reveals What He’s Watching After The NBA Finals, WWE Star John Cena Is Officially A Married Man, Look: Patrick Mahomes Had An Interesting Twitter Follow Today, The Betting Line Has Been Updated For Alabama-Georgia, Dabo Swinney Reacts To Nick Saban Testing Positive For COVID, Atlanta Falcons Update After Thursday’s Positive Test, NFL Insider Has Encouraging Update On Browns WR Odell Beckham, Breaking: NFL Team Shutting Down Facility On Friday Morning, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Sends Message To Le’Veon Bell, Video: Arch Manning’s First Pass Of The Night Is Going Viral, Nick Saban Updates His Status Before Alabama-Georgia Game, Everyone’s Saying Same Thing About The Roof During Dodgers-Braves Game, Le’Veon Bell Won’t Play For Chiefs On Monday vs. Bills – Here’s Why, Patrick Mahomes Reacts To Le’Veon Bell Signing With Chiefs, NFL World Reacts To Chiefs Signing Le’Veon Bell, Le’Veon Bell Sends Message To Fans After Signing With Kansas City Chiefs, Breaking: Le’Veon Bell Has Reportedly Decided On New Team. By: MMA Junkie Staff. Fathom Events organized public screenings at venues such as movie theaters. "Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd. McGregor has retired and un-retired multiple times in recent years, including in March 2016, April 2019 and this past June. Justin Gaethje on Khabib Nurmagomedov's durability: 'His main priority is to not take damage', Brian Ortega: Children's charity, not weight-cut issues, was reason for shaving his head, Scott Coker: Dillon Danis is a gamer, but won't get Bellator booking until healthy. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge.