Dana White: Offer made for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 in UFC
According to UFC president Dana White, Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 can happen in the octagon.
This came not long after that McGregor openly on social media offered Poirier a rematch for charity outside of the UFC. Recently both McGregor and Poirier have been displeased with the UFC’s financial offers and negotiation techniques. Poirier ended up not accepting a planned fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 254, and McGregor released private messages between him and White as a response to the UFC president’s claims of the Irishman turning down fights.
However now in an interview with Barstool sports, White claims to have offered both McGregor and Poirier a rematch in the UFC.
If it’s a fight @TheNotoriousMMA wants, it seems to be a fight he’ll get.@DanaWhite tells @RobbieBarstool that an offer has officially been made to Conor McGregor & Dustin Poirier (@DustinPoirier) for a fight inside the UFC. They are currently waiting to hear back. pic.twitter.com/cOXKZ8FAPu
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) September 30, 2020
“We offered Dustin [Poirier] and Conor [McGregor] a fight, so we’re waiting to hear back from both of them,” he said.
Poirier took to Twitter not long after to post “I accept.”
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 30, 2020
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McGregor and Poirier first fought at UFC 178 in 2014, with the former winning via first round TKO. Since then both fighters have improved tremeandously, however, with with both going on to hold UFC gold several years after UFC 178.
Currently both fighters are coming off strong wins. Poirier last competed against Dan Hooker in a five round war, winning via unanimous decision. McGregor made a triumphant return to the UFC earlier this year at UFC 246, TKO’ing Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the first minute of the first round.