Dana White: UFC Has Offered Bout to Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 30, 2020


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While Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier recently discussed a charity exhibition bout on Twitter, the two fighters will apparently have the opportunity to square off in the UFC if they so choose.

UFC president Dana White recently told Barstool Sports that the promotion is attempting to book a rematch between McGregor and Poirier. White also claimed that the rumored boxing match between McGregor and Manny Pacquiao is nowhere close to being finalized.

“I don’t know if you just saw, the Saudis went after Conor, basically said that’s a lie that fight [with Manny Pacquiao] is happening and you better take that down in the next 15 minutes and we’re going to sue you. He took it down. You don’t see the poster anymore about him and Pacquiao that he posted.

“Then he called out Poirier with Conor in Dublin for charity. So we offered them both a fight. We offered Dustin and Conor a fight so we’re waiting to hear back from both of them.”

McGregor and Poirier initially squared off at featherweight at UFC 178 in September 2014. The Irishman won that contest via first-round knockout.

McGregor hasn’t competed since a first-round stoppage of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January. He later announced his retirement for a third time. Poirier was reportedly in negotiations to meet Tony Ferguson at UFC 254, but that proposed bout fell apart when “The Diamond” and the promotion were unable to come to terms.

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