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Conor McGregor accepts Dustin Poirier rematch but it 'must happen in 2020'

Conor McGregor accepts Dustin Poirier rematch but it 'must happen in 2020'”

McGregor and Poirier had originally been due to do battle in a charity exhibition match due to take place in the Irish capital.

McGregor once again hung up his gloves in June for the third time in four years, and he has since suggested that he is ready to return to the Octagon after taking to social media to reveal his plans.

McGregor tweeted that he accepted the UFC offer to fight Poirier, ending his four-month retirement that no one actually thought was real.

McGregor revealed himself that he accepted the offer to fight Dustin Poirier, but the one condition is that the bout must take place on either Nov 21 (UFC 255) or December 12 (UFC 256).

McGregor's lone fight this year came in a 40-second TKO win over Donald Cerrone in January.

In August, he proposed to his long-time partner Dee Devlin and they vacationed on a boat in the Mediterranean sea.

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McGregor then leaked private messages from Dana White, much to the UFC president's chagrin, and even accused White of lying.

Sources according to ESPN have said that McGregor's team is now awaiting a reply from UFC on its counteroffer to headline either of the final PPV events of 2020. 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.

Poirier told ESPN that he would be willing to fight McGregor on either November 21 or December 12.

Now that he has, it appears the bout can be made providing the date can be agreed. Stand-in for the upcoming title bout at UFC254 between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler took to Twitter calling for the fight with Ferguson stating that if he wanted the fight he wouldn't have turned it down when he was initially offered it for UFC 254.

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