MMA: UFC confirms Conor McGregor clash with Dustin Poirier

UFC confirms Conor McGregor clash with Dustin Poirier
  • UFC confirmed the heavily anticipated clash between McGregor and Poirier
  • The Irishman agreed to make a sensational return to UFC last month
  • Reports suggested an official announcement was delayed due to Dustin Poirier
  • They suggested that his financial demands meant the fight was not announced
  • But the Irishman’s return has been confirmed just four months after he retired
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19

UFC confirms Conor McGregor clash with Dustin Poirier.

UFC star Conor McGregor will return to the octagon on January 23 to face Dustin Poirier, it has been confirmed.

McGregor agreed to make a sensational return last month after he accepted an offer from UFC president Dana White to take on Poirier in January.

McGregor only announced his retirement from the sport in June, having grown frustrated at the lack of opportunities in the UFC lightweight title picture.

But now he looks all set to come out of retirement for a third time in his career and take on Poirier with official terms reported to have been agreed between the two parties by numerous sources.

However, Poirier will now have the chance to seek revenge, despite claims that the UFC were planning to replace him for the fight due to his alleged financial demands.

Justin Gaethje was reportedly being lined up as a replacement, but now it appears certain that Poirier will face McGregor, who took just two minutes to knock out his old foe six years ago.

And speaking ahead of the fight in 2021, he admitted that he hopes it will be an even quicker finish this time round with a view to reclaim his place at the top of the UFC’s lightweight division next year.