Conor McGregor Says He Accepts Jan. 23 Matchup Against Dustin Poirier

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 15, 2020

It appears that Conor McGregor is willing to back off on his original demand of a fight before the close of 2020.

Shortly after UFC president Dana White revealed that the promotion had offered Dustin Poirier as an opponent to McGregor on Jan. 23 and was unwilling to book the fight any earlier, the former two-division champion accepted the date on Twitter. McGregor added that he is targeting Cowboys Stadium as a potential venue for the event, which has not been formally announced by the promotion.

“I accept, Jan 23rd is on!” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium. Proper Style! [Cowboys owner] Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd. I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans! Then Manny.”

The last part of the message indicates that McGregor is still targeting a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao at some point in the future. McGregor initially proposed a charity exhibition fight with Poirier in Ireland before the UFC responded with its offer.

McGregor defeated Poirier by first-round TKO in a featherweight contest at UFC 178 in September 2014. The SBG Ireland representative last appeared at UFC 246, where he stopped Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds on Jan. 18.


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