After confirming a bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was in the works, the proposed rematch looks to be all but signed off on.
Once again taking to their social media accounts to confirm the deal, McGregor revealed that a date of January 23rd has been agreed upon on his end with the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas the preferred venue for the former two-weight champion.
I accept, Jan 23rd is on!
My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium. Proper Style! 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. #McGregorSportsandEntertainment
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 14, 2020
Close to home for me on my birthday weekend! What weight? https://t.co/xLyWxWgFxh
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 14, 2020
While Poirier seemingly agreed to the contest, ESPN as of Wednesday confirmed with ‘The Diamond’ that the promotion has yet to officially reach out to his camp regarding a second clash with McGregor.
McGregor’s tweet would also allude to a continuation of his boxing career after reiterating his desire to fight Manny Pacquiao in the squared circle.
McGregor confirmed on Tuesday that part of his desire to face Poirier was due to the southpaw stance that Pacquiao also uses.
Correct. Southpaw box style. Continue to sharpen my MMA skills with some tough competition, while leading into my Manny bout preparation.
It’s not easy going between both sports and then coming back to the one sport again.
Just want to keep sharp guys, that’s all. It’s only fair. https://t.co/PnjHb4VP9j
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 13, 2020
‘The Notorious One’ would face Floyd Mayweather in his lone professional boxing bout in 2017, losing via a tenth-round TKO.