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Conor McGregor accepts rematch against Dustin Poirier!

The second meeting of the elite lightweights seems to be underway

After a period of uncertainty it seems that both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have accepted the UFC’s offer for a rematch.

The two have gone back-and-forth since last year regarding a rematch, even getting close to booking a charity rematch outside of the UFC due to contract and payment disputes with the promotion. This was just the latest in a string of disputes between the UFC and some of it’s fighters, even former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones seemed to be feuding with the company.

However UFC president Dana White revealed that both fighters had been offered a fight against each other in the UFC, and McGregor made it clear on social media that he had accepted.

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Hello Dustin! I accepted the (UFC) offer to fight you, but told them it must happen in 2020. I’m ready for Nov 21st, given that cards recent injury issues, as well as any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th. I’ll also still donate the $500k to The Good Fight Foundation,” McGregor wrote.

The two first met at featherweight at UFC 178 in 2014, with McGregor winning via first round TKO. Since then both fighters have improved tremendously, with McGregor winning both featherweight and lightweight titles, and Poirier winning the interim lightweight title, both have since lost their UFC titles.

Both put in solid performances in their last outings. Poirier last faced Dan Hooker in a five round war, winning via unanimous decision in an exciting affair. McGregor made a triumphant return to the UFC earlier this year at UFC 246, finishing Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the first minute of the first round via TKO.

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