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Conor McGregor Confirms He Is ‘About To Return’ to face Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor is back and booked for UFC 257 on January 23 against ‘The Diamond’ Dustin Poirier.

He took over on Instagram and posted a photo face-to-face with Poirier, with a long caption reminiscing their matchup back in 2014, and also confirming his return.

“The first time I came face to face with Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier. Las Vegas Nevada, August 2014,” McGregor wrote.

“I was only beginning to blow up and this was a big one! I rocked renowned Dublin Tailor Louis Copeland on the day. Midnight blue pinstripe. I paired the outfit with me grandas burgundy shoes, which I done an amazing job polishing on my Aer Lingus flight over. Zoom in, have a whiff. This same day I also signed a new contract with the UFC, under Lorenzo Fertitta. Lorenzo brought me into his office, myself and my manager Audie Attar, and placed a contract down in front of me with numbers I’d never seen before in my life! I looked over at Audie like “you won’t be needed on this one mate” We both knew but play it cool we are still in the office hahaha! Wild! The first of our dealings together on some of the largest purse contracts in the history of combat fighting.

Incredible! The moment was captured on one of the episodes of my 6 part series, which I had done for RTE. A real turning point in my career, both financially and professionally. The episode was titled “The Suite Life” as I was rocking around the Red Rock casino in absolute shock and awe. Trying to grasp what the fuck was actually going on Hahahaha! What a wild ride this has been. I am very grateful to be about to return and get to do what I love again. I look forward to the fresh test Dustin will bring since our first bout, while also showcasing my own incredibly deep cache of weaponry. Whatever tool is needed on the night will be pulled from the duffel.

I am also really excited about aiding Dustins charity “The Good Fight Foundation”, which through the donation, will build a gym/premise for disadvantaged youth in his childhood hometown. I truly love this, and pledge to match the donation on a premise in my own childhood hometown! Both spots with an ode to the upcoming bout. Excellent stuff! See you guys soon.”

The rematch was thought to be in jeopardy with Ariel Helwani of ESPN suggesting Poirier had been holding up the fight with the same financial problems that forced him withdrawing from a fight with Tony Ferguson. The veteran MMA reporter also suggested that former interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje may get the call if negotiations with Poirier drag on much longer.

McGregor took the win over Poirier via first-round knockout over six years ago. Now, Poirier is getting another opportunity to knock off the UFC’s biggest superstar.

While MMA Fighting revealed the fight was “officially booked” for January 23, the UFC hasn’t formally made the announcement of the fight yet. you can take a look at our updated Sports News Here!

Still, UFC 256 is scheduled on December 12 and has a title fight on the card between UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan and streaking contender Aljamain Sterling.

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