While earlier in the day, Dustin Poirier gave his final approval to go up against Conor McGregor, in the follow-up, Conor McGregor has also seemingly assented to the contest.
Both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, though had a verbal agreement from the outset (Late September), however, the paper work is what became a cause of delay for the bout to become official.
But as per recent development, Poirier has finished his formality, and McGregor on the other hand with a long post on Instagram has apparently booked the headliner spot of UFC 257, which is set to take place on January 23.
Dana White On The Status Of The Fight
Following the break-out about Dustin Poirier’s acceptance, UFC president Dana White’s statement about the fight came out, and he said, “It’s not true that the fight is booked. Dustin is signed out but Conor hasn’t received or signed his bout agreement. We sent the bout agreement to Conor today but nothing is done yet.”
Dana White continued and revealed the potential venue for this colossal clash. “Jan 23 on Fight Island if everything goes according to plans. There are a ton of if’s right now. I have to see where the world is in the next couple of months.” (Source- ESPN)
Conor McGregor’s Instagram Post
White’s statement highlighted that Conor is yet to receive or sign the agreement, however, a few hours later McGregor via his Instagram handle hinted that he is very well on board to share the ring space again with the Diamond.
In a long post, The Notorious one reflected on the happy memories he is been carrying from the time he encountered Dustin for the first time face-to-face. He in the midst also conveyed he is up for the challenge, and at the same time is excited to contribute to Dustin’s charity.
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“The first time I came face to face with Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier. Las Vegas Nevada, August 2014. I was only beginning to blow up and this was a big one! I rocked renowned Dublin Tailor Louis Copeland on the day. Midnight blue pinstripe. I paired the outfit with me grandas burgundy shoes, which I done an amazing job polishing on my Aer Lingus flight over. Zoom in, have a whiff.
This same day I also signed a new contract with the UFC, under Lorenzo Fertitta. Lorenzo brought me into his office, myself and my manager Audie Attar, and placed a contract down in front of me with numbers I’d never seen before in my life! I looked over at Audie like, “you won’t be needed on this one mate” 😂 We both knew but play it cool we are still in the office hahaha! Wild!
The first of our dealings together on some of the largest purse contracts in the history of combat fighting. Incredible! The moment was captured on one of the episodes of my 6 part series, which I had done for RTE. A real turning point in my career, both financially and professionally. The episode was titled “The Suite Life” as I was rocking around the Red Rock casino in absolute shock and awe. Trying to grasp what the f*** was actually going on Hahahaha! What a wild ride this has been.
I am very grateful to be about to return and get to do what I love again. I look forward to the fresh test Dustin will bring since our first bout, while also showcasing my own incredibly deep cache of weaponry. Whatever tool is needed on the night will be pulled from the duffel.”
Vows To Aid Dustin’s Charity
“I am also really excited about aiding Dustins charity ‘The Good Fight Foundation’, which through the donation, will build a gym/premise for disadvantaged youth in his childhood hometown. I truly love this, and pledge to match the donation on a premise in my own childhood hometown! Both spots with an ode to the upcoming bout.
Excellent stuff! See you guys soon.”
So, the fighters are in, date is set, weight category is final, and Venue is in consideration. Now the official announcement from the UFC’s side is what remains as the final straw, which will culminate the long pursuance of various enthusiasts, who are eagerly waiting for the rematch to get the confirmation mark.