Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor will return to the octagon in January for a second struggle with Dustin Poirier.
UFC president Dana White stated “it was never a concern” that McGregor wouldn’t signal a deal to struggle on 23 January at UFC 257.
“If Conor McGregor says he wants to fight, Conor McGregor shows up,” White advised Barstool Sports.
White additionally stated he hopes followers will be capable of attend.
The UFC has hosted occasions with out followers because the Covid-19 outbreak at White’s personal Fight Island, however he’s hoping for an “international crowd” for McGregor’s return.
“All the things people have seen all over the world with Fight Island, now you will get the opportunity to come there and be a part of it,” White stated. “That’s what I’m shooting for.”
McGregor beat Donald Cerrone in his most up-to-date struggle at UFC 246 in January, which gave him a 22-Four file in blended martial arts.
He stated in September he would come out of retirement for a boxing struggle with 41-year-old former world champion Manny Pacquiao within the Middle East.
McGregor beat American Poirier, 31, within the opening spherical of their first assembly in Las Vegas in 2014.