We’ve all been paying attention to the drama with Dana White, Conor McGregor, and a potential match for the Irishman. Conor posted some DMs, Dana said he broke “bro-code” and then Conor offered Dustin Poirier a fight outside of the UFC. Seems all’s well that ends well, as Conor McGregor has allegedly agreed to meet Dustin Poirier in the UFC Octagon.
It seems the only fly in the ointment at this point is when the fight will take place. According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC offered the bout for early 2021, but Conor instead wants to fight in November or December of this year. Dustin Poirier says those dates work for him, so now the ball is in the UFC’s court.
In addition to what would be a fantastic fight, Conor McGregor has agreed to donate half a million dollars to Dustin Poirier’s charity, The Good Fight Foundation. It’s a great move from Conor to help out what he believes to be a good cause. It would be nice to see something positive come out of the fight like a major donation from Conor and the UFC.
What a potential rematch…
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor fought one previous time, back at UFC 178 in 2014. Conor McGregor earned the first-round stoppage via TKO but many felt he landed an illegal shot to the back of the head that turned the tide. Dustin is a far superior fighter now than he was and this could well be one incredible fight.
UFC 256 recently lost its main event when welterweight champion Kamaru Usman had to withdraw from his scheduled title defense against Gilbert Burns. That event is scheduled for December 12 and would make a perfect landing sport for Conor McGregor to face Dustin Poirier.