It turns out that Conor McGregor isn’t retiring after all, as he tweeted that he would accept a fight against Dustin Poirier, that would take place on Jan 23, 2021.
It was known that McGregor wasn’t really serious about retirement as he was still submitting to random drug tests from USADA, which means that he was actively updating his location on the testing app.
Conor also mentioned that he would like for the fight to take place at Jerry Jones’ AT&T stadium. “Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd,” McGregor said in his tweet. “I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans! Then Manny.”
It appears that McGregor is trying to use this opportunity and parlay it into a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao, as his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather reportedly landed McGregor his biggest payday to date in pro fighting. McGregor was rumored to have netted somewhere in the area of $100 million for his fight with Mayweather.
Poirier has said that the UFC has yet to reach out to him about the fight but this should be a highly entertaining match between McGregor and Poirier, a southpaw, which should make for an interesting style matchup.