The rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is set to deal.
On Thursday, McGregor has confirmed through his official site that he has signed on for a highly-anticipated rematch with Poirier that will headline UFC 257 on Jan 23 2021.
The statement comes on the resoles of MMA Fighting before confirming the fight was set to deal for the January 2021 date after McGregor had already decided to the terms of the fight. Now he’s returned his bout agreement to put any misgivings to bed and the two will finally get to face off again after first clashing at UFC 178 over six years ago.
McGregor (22-4) has not fought since January, with White suggesting that it would be difficult to set up a fight for “The Notorious” given his star power and the lack of live crowds due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It is not yet known where UFC 257 will be held, though the UFC has held the majority of its recent events at UFC APEX in Las Vegas and on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.